Perth’s $259 million Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge project has passed a major milestone, with the new bridge and connections to-and-from the Kwinana Freeway now open and saving commuters six minutes of travel time.
The Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge project was jointly funded, with the Federal Government committing $207.2 million and the Western Australian Government committing $51.8 million.
The new bridge and new northbound connections will address heavy congestion at the Armadale Road and Kwinana Freeway intersection, the third most congested intersection in Perth used by 55,000 vehicles daily.
Armadale Road has also been upgraded, passing over the intersection of Tapper Road with a new bridge, and under the intersection of Solomon Road via a trench structure, with local roads reconfigured with two new roundabouts to maintain connectivity.
Additional lanes and turning capacity have been added to the intersection of Armadale Road and Ghostgum Avenue to support ongoing residential growth in the suburb of Treeby.
For public transport users, the project has delivered a 1,100-bay car park at Cockburn Central Station and significantly improved access to and from the station by alleviating heavy congestion around the station car park during peak times.
The City of Cockburn’s population is forecast to grow to over 170,000 by 2031, up from 106,000 in 2015.
The City of Armadale’s population is projected to grow to 128,000 from a current level of 82,000 within the same time frame.
Due to this growth, the Federal and Western Australian governments have invested in infrastructure to match the growth of the area – including freeway upgrades, the recently completed Karel Avenue upgrade, the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link and the Armadale Road duplication.
Other key upgrades underway in the southern suburbs include the High Street upgrade, the Kwinana Freeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Path from Leach Highway to Mount Henry Bridge and the Swan River Crossings project.