We are currently developing a preliminary design to upgrade the 6.9 km section of Armadale Road from Tapper Road to Anstey Road.
This is the last section of the single carriageway between Kwinana Freeway and Armadale Road.
Once finalised, we will progress stakeholder and community engagement to provide opportunities for involvement as we move towards construction.
To help finalise design, we will be contacting some landowners in coming weeks to have noise monitoring equipment placed on their properties. Additionally, heritage surveys are also required on some properties. There are no impacts to residents, but we will require permission to enter properties.
Federal funding of $116 million was announced in September 2015 by former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott to widen Armadale Road from Tapper Road to Anstey Road. This was an addition to the State Government contribution of $29 million.
The project will upgrade the road from one suited to a semi-rural environment to an urban road able to service the increasing growth and development in the area.
Current traffic counts show that 27,000 vehicles use Armadale Road between Tapper Road and Warton Road, while 18,000 vehicles per day use Warton Road to Anstey Road.
These traffic volumes regularly exceed the capacity of the existing two lane section, creating congestion and delay for road users. Safety is also a primary consideration as a total of 438 crashes were recorded from 2010 to 2014, with 57 per cent being rear-end crashes.
The project will provide additional lane capacity to improve safety and operational efficiencies in the area, along with better access and traffic flow.
Pre-construction activities such as service relocations and environmental approvals are works expected to commence late-2017, with construction likely to commence by mid-2018.
Works will include:
Armadale Road is a strategic freight route connecting the South West and the South East corridor. It is one of the main east-west links within the Perth metropolitan transport network. The link passes through industrial areas, rural subdivisions, recently developed and planned residential subdivisions and connects Armadale sub-regional centre and Albany Highway, forming part of the route to the Fremantle Port.
As mentioned, the Tapper Road to Anstey Road section of Armadale Road is experiencing increasing volumes of traffic, resulting in delays and safety issues.
The widening of this section on Armadale Road and the various intersection treatments will improve efficiency and safety for all road users.
The project will provide major safety improvements as well as:
The project is joint State and Federal Government funded with a combined budget of $145 million:
We are finalising the design before going to tender in late 2017. At this stage, we anticipate that pre-construction activities will start in late 2017 with construction starting in mid 2018. The scheduled completion date is mid-2019.
We are currently engaging with key stakeholders and government agencies to develop a preliminary design. Once design has been further progressed, we will provide more information to impacted landowners and the local community.
For further information on this project, please contact our Customer Information Centre on 138 138.