Traffic bottleneck area receives upgrade

Karel Avenue Bridge.
Karel Avenue Bridge.

A TRAFFIC bottleneck area will undergo a $28.7 million upgrade to eliminate congestion by 2020.

Karel Avenue Bridge over Roe Highway will be widened to create a dual carriageway and facilitate the future Metronet Thornlie-Cockburn link.

The funding from City of Cockburn and Jandakot Airport Holdings will allow the widening to be from Farrington Road to Berrigan Drive.

Transport minister Rita Saffioti said the Karel Avenue upgrade was one of seven new road projects to be constructed in Perth’s south to enhance efficiency and safety.

“The combined projects will deliver increased capacity to remove congestion at known pinch points such as Karel Avenue and Cockburn Central, improving access to commercial hubs and medical facilities,” she said.

“These projects support other major transport infrastructure improvements such as the Metronet Thornlie-Cockburn Link, to provide better options for commuters and those travelling in the southern suburbs on a daily basis.”

Completion is scheduled for late 2020.

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