High costs to Madeley road upgrades sees plans changed

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Picture: Martin Kennealey d447700k

CHANGES have been made to planned upgrades of a Madeley road.

City of Wanneroo had to revise its traffic management proposal for Kingsway between Sovrano Avenue and Hartman Drive, because of high costs associated with the works.

The project is part of the third stage of upgrading the road from Wanneroo Road to Ashdale Boulevard.

Councillors decided last May to approve $50,000 to review options for the 800m section, which covers entrances to Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex, Kingsway Indoor Stadium and Brightwater aged care facility, as it was estimated to cost $1.25 million to install underground power and new streetlights, widen the road and build a shared path.

A City report presented at the September council meeting said project changes included only undertaking road widening, underground power and footpath installation between Regency Avenue and Hartman Drive, relocating the stadium access 15m west and moving the pedestrian crossing.

Councillors supported the proposal, which also includes right turn slip lanes for the care facility and stadium.

The project will now cost $750,000 comprising $200,000 for streetlight upgrades and $550,000 for infrastructure, equating to $93,750 per 100m.

The City will seek Black Spot funding for 2018-19 for the section between Regency and Hartman, which could be covered fully by the Federal Government or two thirds if successful for State funding.

There is $258,000 listed for construction in 2018-19 for the area from Sovrano to Regency and the item will return to council if grant funding is unsuccessful.