Final stretch of the road
THE Metropolitan Regional Road Group has approved funding to enable the final stage of Hammond Road’s duplication.
Relocation of underground water, telecommunications, gas and electricity infrastructure has already begun, which will enable the works between Branch Circus and Bartram Road.
The project, which also includes $6 million City of Cockburn funding, will also include roundabouts at the Bartram Road, Carmel Way/ Darlot Avenue and Hird Road intersections but won’t be completed until close to the end of 2023.
City of Cockburn engineering and works director Charles Sullivan said it was an important milestone for the Success community.
“The City began work to modernise Hammond Road in 2008 with the connection to Russell Road, so the City is very pleased to begin the final section of dual carriageway,” Mr Sullivan said.
“The City’s Regional and Major Roadworks Plan identified $25m would be needed in improvements to Hammond Road (Russell Road to Beeliar Drive) from 2008 to 2023. The project means local motorists will be able to travel more safely and with less congestion along two lanes of Hammond Road in either direction between Beeliar Drive and Russell Road.”
Other stage two works will include shared paths on both sides of between Branch Circus and Bartram Road, onroad bicycle lanes, raised central median islands, street lighting, landscaping, drainage improvements and a possum bridge.
A rope bridge similar to the structure on Beeliar Drive, will traverse Hammond Road, linking the lake area at Jubilee Park with wetlands and Kogolup Lake in Beeliar Regional Park to the west.