Resident wants road upgrade: Mayor Road, Coogee

Alan Drabble on Mayor Road. Picture: Jon Hewson            d444002
Alan Drabble on Mayor Road. Picture: Jon Hewson         d444002

A COOGEE resident has urged the City of Cockburn to fast-track upgrades to a local road.

Alan Drabble says Mayor Road, which runs east from Cockburn Road to link up with Beeliar Drive at Stock Road, is in serious need of work and forecasts it will only deteriorate in the future.

He says the road is a car park during peak times as people seek out Cockburn Road to head into Fremantle, or Beeliar Drive travelling to Jandakot.

“There are buses, semi-trailers, normal traffic, plus people with trailers and boats heading down to the beach,” he said.

“The main concern is the dog-leg and the fact it runs past a school.”

The City does have plans to straighten up Mayor Road east of Fawcett Road via a new road through to Cockburn Road.

The road is expected to cost $15 million due to land acquisition and the need for a bridge, and is a decade away.

Cockburn’s engineering and works services director Charles Sullivan said it is unlikely the project will be brought forward because volume traffic on Mayor Road, which is classified as a District Distributor B road, is below the 20,000 vehicles each day the road is restricted to.

“This traffic volume is consistent with the amount of vehicle trips expected by that particular cell of about 670 residential homes south of Fairbairn Road and Coogee Primary School,” he said.

“A review of the directional traffic flows does support that there is a certain amount of through traffic, around morning and afternoon peak hours.”

The City received just one customer request about traffic volume and speeding on Mayor Road in the last year.