Fi­nal stretch of the road

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS - Ben Smith

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.

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