UPGRADES to Southern River Road and Southern River College are now well on their way.
Works are being undertaken for a revised entry and exit leading to the front administration area, including four ‘kiss and ride’ bays.
City of Gosnells chief executive Ian Cowie said the City was carrying out roadworks along Southern River Road to create a one-way access road with an additional 80 car parking bays and a ‘kiss and ride’ zone at the college.
He said a roundabout would also be built at the intersection of Ashburton Drive and the current crossing guard would be moved east along Southern River Road.
“A total budget of $500,000 was allocated for design and construction,” he said.
College principal Everal Miocevich said it was good to see the project coming to fruition
“We are working in partnership with the City of Gosnells for a new carpark and drop area to ease travel congestion and make it easier for parents in the community,” he said. “It will be a safe environment for crossing Southern River Road.”
Mr Cowie said the City contributed $130,000 towards the new carpark construction, which is a shared project with the Department of Education.
“Parking and congestion around schools has become a serious issue for many local schools and the City of Gosnells has been working closely with many of them, and their surrounding communities, to find solutions,” he said.
A department spokeswoman said the college wanted easier access for parents .
“This coincided with the City of Gosnells’ plans to redevelop Southern River Road to minimise the increasing traffic congestion in this area,” she said.