Armadale Road upgrade: with first sod turned, work officially begins on 6.9km strip


Premier Mark McGowan, Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Federal Urban Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d480309
Premier Mark McGowan, Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Federal Urban Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d480309

MOTORISTS will soon enjoy less congestion travelling between Cockburn and Armadale, with work officially starting on the Armadale Road upgrade.

Premier Mark McGowan joined Federal Urban Infrastructure and Cities Minister Paul Fletcher and WA Transport Minster Rita Saffioti in Forrestdale this morning to turn the first sod on the project, which will expand a 6.9km strip of Armadale Road into a dual carriageway.

Mr McGowan said a dual carriageway in both directions would provide traffic relief to local motorists.

“The creation of a dual carriageway and the removal of dangerous bottlenecks will lead to more predictable journey times for road users,” he said.

Ms Saffioti said it would mean better connectivity between the growing areas of Cockburn and Armadale.

“The Armadale Road widening in particular will provide better access to new residential developments, Cockburn train station, Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre and the Jandakot Industrial Area,” she said.

The project is expected to be finished by late 2019.

The Federal Government funded $116 million of the project, with the State Government chipping in $29 million.

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