Solomon to change
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.