Start: Late 2018
Finish: Early 2022
The City of Cockburn is upgrading Jandakot Road in two stages to keep our community safe. It is a dangerous and congested stretch of road. The upgrade will result in Jandakot Road becoming a dual carriageway with a central median and full intersection upgrades.
Why does it need to be upgraded?
Jandakot Road is approaching the limits of safe operating capacity for a single lane rural road; crash statistics show that it is one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the Cockburn district.
- 105 crashes have occurred along Jandakot Road between 2013-2017, including one fatality near Coonadoo Court. A further fatality, not included in these statistics, occurred in September 2017 near the Warton Road roundabout
- Traffic forecasts estimate that 26,000 vehicles will be using Jandakot Road each day by 2031. In 2017, 15,000 vehicles per day were using the road, which is the threshold for a single lane road before duplication is required
- By 2031, there will also be an extra 20,000-30,000 people living in Jandakot, Treeby, Piara Waters, Harrisdale and Haynes, a significant number of which will use Jandakot Road to access Kwinana Freeway
Won’t there be less traffic when Armadale Road is upgraded and the bridge built?
The State and Federal Government-funded Armadale Road upgrade project will only assist in relieving congestion on Armadale Road, not Jandakot and Solomon Roads. Main Roads WA projections show that even with the upgrade of Armadale Road, traffic forecasts for Jandakot Road by 2031 will be 26,500 vehicles per day.
Upgrades - Stage 1 and 2
Stage 1 - completed
- The duplication of Jandakot Road from Fraser Road to just prior to its intersection with Solomon Road,
- Upgrade of Solomon Road between Cutler Road to just prior to the Jandakot/Solomon Road intersection ( Solomon Road will still remain a single carriageway – single lane in both directions)
- Jandakot Road intersection upgrades at Coonadoo Court, Cessna Drive and Fraser Road
- Solomon Road intersection upgrades at Peppworth Place and Dollier Road, and
- Construction of intersections at Jandakot Road and Clementine Boulevard, and at Solomon Road and Greensand Promenade.
Construction work commenced in December 2018, and was completed in 2020.
Land acquisition and construction costs for these works were around $11M and funded by developer contributions from the adjoining residential estates, on the south side of Jandakot Road. The roadworks were managed by the City.
Stage 2 - commenced
This stage of the project involves the duplication of Jandakot Road from Solomon Road through to Berrigan Drive. It also includes:
- Construction of a roundabout at the Jandakot Road intersection with Solomon Road
- Jandakot Road intersection upgrades at Boeing Way and Falcon Place
- Construction of a new roundabout and intersection to access the Urbanstone site
- Construction of Open Grade Asphalt (OGA) wearing course which will improve road surface drainage and reduce noise generated by traffic
- Drainage pipelines and structures
- Construction of retaining wall structures
- New Principal Shared Path (PSP)
- Linemarking and traffic signs
- New streetlighting system
Construction commenced in May 2021, and should finish in early 2022.
The road component is estimated to cost $9.7M, with $6.3M coming from the State Government’s Metropolitan Regional Roads Board funds, and the balance of $3.4M funded by the City.
Upgrades to Jandakot Road from Fraser Road to Warton Road are currently planned for commencement in 2025/26 subject to land acquisitions and development approvals.
A copy of the video transcript is available in the related documents below.