THE City of Cockburn has avoided having to take action against Jandakot Airport Holdings after the two parties reached an agreement on roadworks near the airport precinct.
While the details are yet to be set in stone, with the actual accord still being finalised, outgoing engineering and works director Michael Littleton said terms had been reached.
‘The City and JAH have reached an agreement on the broader road network upgrades,’ he said.
‘It will see the full suite of roads upgraded over the next four years.’
The upgrades include turning Karel Avenue into a dual carriageway from Training Place into the airport.
The Berrigan Drive and Karel Avenue intersection will have signals, while Berrigan Drive south will be upgraded to a dual carriageway to Spartan Street.
Work should be completed within the next 12 months.
Mr Littleton said the new South Link Road (from the intersection of Jandakot Road and Dean Road) would be constructed within 12 months of the completion of the Berrigan Drive upgrade project.
‘Berrigan Drive will be dual carriageway from the freeway to past the new intersection with Berrigan Drive and South Link Road,’ Mr Littleton said.
‘The intersection of Jandakot Road, Dean Road, and South Link Road will be upgraded and signalised. The City will be co-ordinating the delivery of this section and it will be completed by the end of December 2018.’
The agreement means the City will not have to implement a number of recommendations put forward to them if negotiations failed to bear fruit by October 31.
They included withdrawing approval for the signalmen directing traffic at the intersection of Karel Avenue and Berrigan Drive, closing off access to Spartan Street at Berrigan Drive, and advertising for the temporary closure of Berrigan Drive north of the Berrigan Drive, Jandakot Road and Dean Road roundabout.