The City of Cockburn has welcomed the official sod-turning to herald the start of work to duplicate 6.9km of Armadale Road between Tapper and Anstey roads.
Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett attended the event as WA Premier Mark McGowan, Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher broke ground on the corner of Armadale and Nicholson roads on Wednesday, 7 March.
“This is a big win for Cockburn’s residential and business communities as well as those in the City of Armadale,” said Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett.
“Upgrades to the road network in this locality are long overdue given the growth and projected growth of residential and commercial properties in both cities.
After two years of joint lobbying with the City of Armadale as part of the Community Connect South (CCS) project, what was once a vision will now become a reality as the duplication of Armadale Road begins.
“And with works on the $237 million Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge also expected to commence in Financial Year 2018/19, these projects will ease traffic congestion in the Cockburn Central area and improve connectivity to Armadale, Perth and Fremantle.”
The project will provide safer motoring for the 27,000 vehicles that use Armadale Road each day between Tapper and Anstey roads. It will support more than 850 direct and indirect jobs and is due for completion in late 2019.