Armadale Road Flyover: Mayors welcome Labor’s pledge for $80m in funding for bridge

Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones.
Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones.

THE Mayors of the Cities of Armadale and Cockburn have welcomed Federal Labor’s pledge for funding for the Armadale Road flyover bridge and are planning to publish the status of pledges to the project after June 6.

Labor candidate for Burt Matt Keogh pledged the funding on Armadale Road with Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese on Tuesday.

“Labor’s promise of 50 per cent of the $160 million required to build the Armadale Bridge that will connect North Lake Road with Kwinana Freeway and Armadale Road shows it is listening to community concern about congestion,” Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said.

“The bridge is the critical second half of the Armadale Road project.

“Widening Armadale Road without building the bridge will only push congestion further into Cockburn Central.”

There was no funding for the bridge in the recent Federal or State budgets.

Liberal candidate for Burt Matt O’Sullivan said he would speak with State Transport Minster Dean Nalder about the issue.

Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said the number of horns going off in traffic was an indication motorists needed the bridge.

“Its only the government in power that creates budgets,” he said.

“We have a job to do with the State Government of course. We are rather hoping the State Government will take note of what is going on here.

“The City of Cockburn has made a commitment, but there is obviously lot of work to be done in connecting roads.”