Solomon to change

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

PART of a ma­jor road con­nect­ing two bur­geon­ing sub­urbs is set to be closed all sum­mer for an im­por­tant up­grade.

Solomon Road, which runs through the mid­dle of Treeby and Jan­dakot, will be closed from the end of Novem­ber to early March.

When works are com­plete, roughly 800m of Solomon Road will be trans­formed into a 70kmh dual car­riage­way with street light­ing and a cen­tral me­dian, re­plac­ing the cur­rent two-lane sec­tion be­tween Dol­lier and Jan­dakot roads.

City of Cock­burn en­gi­neer­ing and works direc­tor Charles Sullivan said it was safest to close the road rather than re­duce it to a sin­gle lane for six months.

“Re­con­struc­tion of this sec­tion of Solomon Road needs to be done over sev­eral stages due to the large dif­fer­ence in level be­tween the ex­ist­ing and fin­ished road sec­tion,” he said.

“There will be about 3000 cu­bic me­tres of cut to fill on­site and about 8000 cu­bic me­tres of ma­te­rial re­moved off­site and it’s these ma­jor earth­mov­ing ac­tiv­i­ties that we want to keep sep­a­rate from mo­torists in the area.”

Mr Sullivan said the clo­sure pe­riod was cho­sen as cur­rent im­prove­ments to Cle­men­tine Boule­vard and Jan­dakot Road will be fin­ished by late Novem­ber, and sim­i­lar works on Ar­madale Road west of Tap­per Road (part of the Ar­madale Road up­grade) won’t be­gin un­til 2020.

Dur­ing the works, di­ver­sions will be in place from Solomon Road along Cut­ler Road and Prin­sep Road to Ber­ri­gan Drive and Jan­dakot Road along War­ton Road to Ar­madale Road.

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