Perth’s Karel Avenue upgrade nears completion

Karel Avenue upgrade - WA - completion
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The Karel Avenue Upgrade in Perth’s south is in the final stages of construction with works occurring above and below the rail bridge structure.

The $28 million upgrade is being delivered by Georgiou Group and is set to reduce congestion at the Karel Avenue and Roe Highway interchange and improve access to Roe Highway and Kwinana Freeway.

More than 97 per cent of the works on the new Roe Highway interchange at Karel Avenue and the widening of Karel Avenue from Farrington Road to the Berrigan Drive roundabout have been complete.

The works will also remove the bottleneck and support surrounding future residential and Jandakot Airport precinct developments.

The Karel Avenue project is one of 18 projects agreed to in the Commonwealth-State $2.3 billion “boosting jobs, busting congestion” funding arrangement announced in May 2017.

Works on the new Berrigan Drive and Karel Avenue roundabout will include an additional two lanes for traffic in each direction. This will ease congestion during peak times for traffic entering Karel Avenue from Berrigan Drive.

The construction will also see the implementation of WA’s first Smart Freeway, which includes the installation of smart technology for traffic signalling and ramp signals. This technology will ease congestion and enhance the safety of the highway.

In June, the bridge over the railway was structurally completed. Kerbing and pedestrian barriers were installed and completed on the bridge along with the underbridge excavation and deflection wall next to the live rail.

Finishing touches will be delivered during July to the rail bridge area between Training Place and Berrigan Drive including pavement, median kerb, brick paving, permanent line marking, landscaping works and fencing along a newly constructed shared path.

The project is on track to be completed by August this year.


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