Upgrades on the way for Armadale Road and Kwinana Freeway

Canning MHR Andrew Hastie.
Canning MHR Andrew Hastie.

CANNING MHR Andrew Hastie will aim to alleviate congestion for Canning commuters by upgrading Armadale Road and the Kwinana Freeway.

About $189 million will go towards the construction of a bridge over the Kwinana Freeway, which would connect commuters between Armadale Road and North Lake Road in Cockburn.

“This intersection has become a severe bottleneck in recent years, choking growth and restraining productivity,” Mr Hastie said.

“Almost everyone who has driven north from Mandurah to Perth has experienced the bottleneck congestion near Cockburn.

“Many constituents have raised this issue with me, and now the government is responding.”

In 2015, Mr Hastie secured $116 million from the Coalition government to widen Armadale Road between Anstey Road and Tapper Road, earmarked for completion by 2019.

“I’m committed to upgrading infrastructure in Canning,” Mr Hastie said.

“With Armadale and Serpentine-Jarrahdale two of the fastest growing local government areas in the country, this is about streamlining access to employment for locals in the Hills, Byford and beyond.”

Residents in Canning will also benefit from the federal government’s commitment of $39.2 million to widen the Kwinana Freeway from Russell Road to Roe Highway.

The Freeway will be upgraded from two to three lanes, and will provide for an additional 1800 vehicles per hour on the Kwinana Freeway.

Mr Hastie said the announcements build on the federal government’s commitment to extend the Tonkin Highway, build Lakelands Train Station and give Byford locals access to rail.