Start: Late 2018
Finish: Late 2021
The City of Cockburn is upgrading Jandakot Road to keep our community safe. It is a dangerous and congested stretch of road.
The overall upgrade will result in Jandakot Road becoming a dual carriageway with central median and full intersection upgrades.
Why is the Jandakot Road upgrade project needed?
The upgrades are imperative for community safety and to lessen congestion on Jandakot Road.
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.
The City first received a petition from 23 Jandakot Road residents in 2010 asking for the road to be upgraded due to safety concerns.
- 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 traffic congestion on Jandakot Road reduce when Armadale Road is upgraded including a bridge over Kwinana Freeway?
This State and Federal Government-funded 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.
- 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.
When will stage 1 begin and finish?
Construction work commenced in December 2018, and is expected to be complete by March 2020.
How much will stage 1 cost?
Land acquisition and construction costs for these works will be about $11m and funded by developer contributions from the adjoining residential estates, on the south side of Jandakot Road. The roadworks will be managed by the City.
- The duplication of Jandakot Road from Solomon Road through to Berrigan Drive, including the 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 intersection to access the Urbanstone site.
When will stage 2 begin?
Once land acquisition negotiations with affected landowners are finalised, a commencement date can be set for stage 2. It is expected that construction will commence late 2020, and finish at the end of 2021.
How much will Stage 2 cost?
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.