Construction has begun on the $145 million Armadale Road upgrade in Perth’s south, which will upgrade 6.9 kilometres of the traffic corridor to a dual carriageway in each direction.
Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said in a statement the upgrade will ensure motorists and truck drivers have a safer and more efficient link in south Perth’s increasingly busy road network.
“It will also transform the strategic freight route from a single carriageway road suited to a semi-rural environment to a dual carriageway urban road able to service the ongoing commercial and residential development of the area.”
According to the statement, the Armadale Road widening will also provide better access to new residential developments, Cockburn train station, Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre and the Jandakot Industrial Area.
The project is expected to be completed in late 2019, weather permitting, and is being constructed by the Metropolitan Road Improvement Alliance.
The Australian Government is providing $116 million for the project, with the Western Australian Government contributing the remaining $29 million.