The second stage of major works to continue the transformation of a 3km stretch of Jandakot Road to a safer contemporary four-lane carriageway in the City’s growing East Ward has begun.
A symbolic sod-turning was held on site today heralding the next major stage of work to replace the congested two-way rural road and increase safety for motorists along the 1.3km between Solomon Road and Berrigan Drive.
The work will build on benefits already being experienced by road users as a result of the completed 1.6km first stage of Jandakot Road, between Fraser Road and the Solomon Road intersection.
An $8.6m construction contract has been awarded to Tracc Civil Pty Ltd for stage two which is due for completion in early 2022.
Stage two 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 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
- Line marking and traffic signs
- New street lighting system
City of Cockburn Acting Chief of Operations Anton Lees said the project to upgrade Jandakot Road was planned across two stages to keep the community safe during major disruptions on a dangerous congested stretch of road.
“Jandakot Road was approaching the limits of safe operating capacity for a single lane rural road,” Mr Lees said.
“Crash statistics show it’s one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the Cockburn district which is why this project was so important.
“The completion of stage one has improved the flow of traffic, providing a smoother drive and a safer journey.
“The shared path constructed in this stage will link up to the stage one shared path to provide an accessible route for pedestrians and cyclists heading east-west.”
The overall project is estimated at $9.7m, with $6.3m coming from the State Government’s Metropolitan Regional Road Group funds, and the $3.4m balance funded by the City.
The project’s first stage began in April 2019 and finished in May 2020.
Land acquisition and construction costs for stage one were $13m funded by developer contributions from adjoining residential estates on the south side of Jandakot Road.
Led by City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett, today’s sod-turning was attended by Deputy Mayor Lara Kirkwood; Tony Brun, CEO; Anton Lees, Acting Chief of Operations; Frank Janssen, General Manager, Tracc Civil Pty Ltd; and Craig Risbey, Operations Manager, Tracc Civil Pty Ltd.
Jandakot Road Facts:
- 105 crashes 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