Long road to re­cov­ery

Kalamunda Reporter - - News - Sarah Brookes

A STRETCH of road in Hazelmere plagued by pot­holes and flood­ing will not be up­graded un­til State and Fed­eral govern­ments com­mit to fund­ing the Lloyd Street bridge ex­ten­sion.

City of Swan chief ex­ec­u­tive Mike Fo­ley said road and drainage de­sign up­grades were com­plete for the sec­tion of Stir­ling Cres­cent from Lakes Road to Bush­mead Road but un­til an al­ter­na­tive route was es­tab­lished, it would re­main as is.

“Stir­ling Cres­cent up­grades will be funded by the City in fu­ture bud­gets, how­ever the work can­not take place as this is a high wide loads route un­der the con­trol of Main Roads WA,” he said.

“The road is not wide enough to al­low up­grad­ing at the same time as al­low­ing ac­cess for high wide loads.”

Mr Fo­ley called on Fed­eral and State govern­ments to com­mit to fund­ing the ex­ten­sion of the Lloyd Street Bridge so the new road net­work could con­nect Hazelmere to Mid­land.

“We’re cur­rently seek­ing fund­ing to upgrade the key routes in that precinct, in­clud­ing ex­tend­ing the Lloyd Street Bridge over the He­lena River to con­nect to Mid­land which will re­duce traf­fic and travel time,” he said.

Mr Fo­ley said there was a pro­ject in the 2018-19 cap­i­tal works pro­gram to build a tem­po­rary con­nec­tion from Lakes Road to the newly-built sec­tion of Lloyd Street from Bush­mead Road to Lakes Road.

“We are work­ing with Main Roads’ HWL sec­tion to gain ap­proval to de­vi­ate large and over­size traf­fic along this new sec­tion of road,” he said.

No fix in sight for a road in Hazelmere that is filled with pot­holes and prone to flood­ing.

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