Vittoria Road / Australind Bypass and Preston River Footbridge Works

 

Intersection Upgrade

Our South West Region has completed the project to upgrade the intersection of Australind Bypass and Vittoria Road, with signals being switched on and operational from 24 April.

We wish to sincerely thank road users, parents and staff at the local schools, bus drivers and companies, and local residents for their patience and cooperation throughout stage one and two of the project.

Work on the installation of the Preston River Footbridge (part of the Eelup roundabout upgrade) is continuing and upcoming works are outlined below

 

Preston River Footbridge

The Preston River Footbridge will provide a safe crossing for pedestrians and cyclists, and is designed to be an entry statement for the city, with its highest point of 38 metres.  The project involves civil works, excavation and bridge piling works to support the structure.

The Footbridge Steel Structure will be installed in late April - early May and will result in reduced traffic flow for approximately one week between Moorland Avenue and Eelup Roundabout heading west into Bunbury and southbound towards Busselton.

We apologise in advance for the disruption to the surrounding community.

 

Australind Bypass / Vittoria Road

This project complements the recent upgrade of the Eelup Roundabout and will improve safety and capacity on the stretch of road between the roundabout and the intersection. 

This stretch of road carries about 30,000 vehicles per day, and local residents in particular have experienced difficulties in entering the Australind Bypass from the Glen Iris area.

 

What did the project involve?

The Australind Bypass/Vittoria Road Project involved the creation of a new signalised intersection to allow vehicles leaving Glen Iris to cross the highway and join north bound traffic more easily and more safely. Northbound traffic will remain free flowing (with a signalised right turn only into Vittoria Road).

In 2012, work involved construction on the additional lanes required for the new intersection, including a third lane on the south bound carriageway, a north bound acceleration lane and an extension of the existing right turn deceleration lane for northbound traffic.

From February 2013, work on these lanes recommenced to complete the intersection with the installation of sealed lanes, new traffic islands, traffic signals and street lighting, which was completed in April 2013.

 

Project Benefits

The project benefits include:

  • Increased safety for vehicles entering Australind Bypass from Vittoria Road, including school buses.
  • A safer intersection.
  • Reduced congestion - particularly during peak times such as before and after school.
  • Improved efficiency for planned developments in the area and further growth in the suburb.
  • The additional southbound lane will provide extra capacity through the signalised intersection.
  • The right turn acceleration lane will allow vehicles turning right into Australind Bypass from Vittoria Road to merge safely with traffic on the Australind Bypass. 

 

Further Information

The Project Overview is available for download.

 

Contact Us

If you would like further information, please contact:

Carolyn Walker, Community Relations Consultant

Phone: (08) 9450 1445 (8.00 am to 6.00 pm only)
After hours: 138 138

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Modified: 28 Jul 2015