The bridge was built over Kwinana Freeway to ease congestion, improve access for Cockburn visitors and residents, and compliment other road improvements in the surrounding area. North Lake Road now connects to Armadale Road, with the opening of the new bridge over Kwinana Freeway. More than 50,000 vehicles use this part of Armadale Road every day and the opening of the new road network has marked the culmination of two years of construction.
BG&E’s Technical Director, Civil WA, Boris Vujovic says, “This critical infrastructure project provides many benefits for the community. The overall scope of works included easing congestion at the Kwinana Freeway, Armadale Road and Beeliar Drive Interchange, the city’s fifth most congested intersection, by segregating heavy regional traffic from local traffic. Effectively, a bypass was created around Cockburn Central Station and Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre. Our experienced Civil and Bridge teams provided civil engineering and bridge design services for this project.”
Other associated works for this project include:
- Construction of a new bridge over Kwinana Freeway, connecting Armadale Road and North Lake Road.
- Armadale Road upgraded from Tapper Road to Kwinana Freeway, passing over the intersection of Tapper Road with a new bridge, and under the intersection of Solomon Road, via a trench structure.
- New north-facing on and off ramps at Kwinana Freeway.
- Local roads reconfigured with two new roundabouts to maintain connectivity.
- Collector-distributor roads on both sides of the Kwinana Freeway from Berrigan Drive to Armadale Road.
- Modifications to the existing North Lake Road and Midgegooroo Avenue signalised intersection.
- Additional lanes and turning capacity added to the intersection of Armadale Road and Ghostgum Avenue to support ongoing residential growth in the suburbs of Calleya and Treeby.
Another outstanding project delivered and another extraordinary outcome for residents and visitors to the West.
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