Start: Mid 2018
Finish: Early 2019
$2.5M bridge and $800k road widening
The $8.5m duplication of a section of one of the City’s most important east-west connector roads is now complete, improving safety, traffic flow and reducing congestion through the Bibra Lake industrial area and Yangebup.
Spearwood Avenue has increased from one to two lanes in either direction between Barrington Street and Beeliar Avenue in a year-long project that included the vital duplication of the bridge over the rail freight line.
The project is another significant improvement to this key transport route for residents, visitors and the business and commercial community. It takes City spending over the past decade on improvements to Spearwood Avenue between Stock Road and Beeliar Drive to around $20m.
Since 2008, the City has also spent around $2m on Sister City/Friendship Way improvements and general landscaping on Spearwood Avenue between Beeliar Drive and Cockburn Road.
To complete the Spearwood Avenue duplication, the State Government provided $2.46m, the Federal Government $2.10m and the City of Cockburn about $4m. An extra $657,000 was needed to cover service relocations and MRWA costs.
The entire project included road construction, street lighting (Western Power), Telstra cables, stormwater drainage, line-marking/signage (MRWA), landscaping, and traffic, environment and stakeholder management.