The Murdoch Drive South Street intersection upgrade was completed in January 2014. Highway Construction and Main Roads sincerely thank all residents, businesses and road users for their patience during this important intersection upgrade.
We continue to welcome any feedback or queries from the community about the project.
Highway Construction commenced work on the intersection in January 2013 . Transport Minister Troy Buswell announced on 11 October 2012 that Highway Construction Pty Ltd had been awarded the contract to upgrade the intersection.
Further project details are available in the Project Newsletter - November 2012, as well as the Contractor's Newsletters (on this page under Further Information.)
We established a Community Reference Group at the end of 2011. This group met four times in 2012 and six times in 2013.
Our 26 November 2013 meeting was the final CRG meeting, and included a project update and Public Art update by artist Rick Vermey.
We sincerely thank the CRG for providing significant input into local issues affecting motorists, pedestrian and cyclists. Additionally, the CRG has had input into the artwork selection process.
Thank you to community members and local stakeholders who applied for membership to the CRG. The following people donated their time after hours to represent their local communities, which was generous and most helpful to Main Roads and Highway Construction:
The group provided comment on the public art process, which involved initial feedback on several forms of art, followed by assessment of two concepts for the area presented by two different artists. Rick Vermey was selected as the preferred artist as his work was suited to this location and in line with the proposed roadworks. Rick developed a design and presented it to the CRG for comment, with the final design being presented at the July 2013 meeting, and highly positive feedback was received. The CRG also provided a preference for amenity walls in the area.Amenity walls have been constructed along residential boundaries within the project area. These are required for screening purposes but will also have noise attenuation benefits. The project area covers up to the eastern side of Crampton Elbow, and then up to Urbahns Crescent towards the freeway. Projects are set within certain boundaries and amenity walls are installed in areas affected by the construction works. The project funding does not extend to providing amenity walls outside the intersection area.During May/June 2013, we modified the overlap amenity walls in consultation with community members and the CRG to enhance safety in the area. These include Raffaele Place, and overlap walls in the north eastern section of the site. Residents utilising Raffaele Place expressed their thanks to Main Roads for these modifications. As usual, residents and path users are reminded to look both ways before stepping out of the amenity walls.
The CRG requested information on the above plan, which considers the broader transport network needs in the area, including road upgrades, and gives an indication as to whether difference infrastructure upgrades may be appropriate and/or require in the short term (by 2015), medium term (by 2021) or long term (2021+). CRG members were invited to comment on the proposed plan.
The principal objective of the project was to upgrade the intersection of Murdoch Drive and South Street to cater for the increase in traffic volumes, as a result of the planned development of Murdoch Activity Centre (MAC) and the wider precinct. This included providing better access and traffic flow to the Fiona Stanley Hospital. Current traffic modeling has shown that more than 50,000 vehicles a day will use the intersection by 2021.
On May 26 2011, the Honourable Minister for Transport, Troy Buswell announced a $15m upgrade for the intersection as part of the State Budget 2011-12. Consequently we commenced and completed planning and detailed design development work for the intersection upgrade.
The project involves a Conventional Signalised Intersection (CSI) that will be delivered in separate design and construction contracts.
The construction works consisted of:
The key benefits the project is expected to deliver are:
We welcome feedback from the community on this project, particularly people using the intersection (motorists, cyclists or pedestrians). For more information, please contact:
Carolyn WalkerPhone: (08) 9450 1445 (8.00 am to 6.00 pm only)After hours: 138 138Fax: 08 9450 1261Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, queries about construction impacts and timing can be directed to the dedicated Community Relations line on 0423 220 353 or email email@example.com