Construction is underway on Stage 3 of The Broadway Duplication project in Western Australia.
The $2.2 million, Stage 3 works will duplicate The Broadway between Elmina Avenue, Westgrove Drive and The Broadway roundabout.
It will also reconfigure the Elmina Avenue and Galatea Pass intersections and upgrade the existing roundabout at Westgrove Drive and The Broadway intersection to a dual-lane roundabout.
Around 16,000 vehicles reportedly use The Broadway every day.
Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Alan Tudge, said the 4-Stage project was part of the Morrison Government’s Urban Congestion Fund that targets local traffic headaches.
“As each stage of works wraps up, more and more local people will be getting home sooner and safer,” said Tudge.
“We are continuing to get cracking on these targeted projects in Perth and across the country not only for the long term benefits but to support jobs and communities right now,” he said.
Western Australian Minister for Transport, Rita Saffioti, said the State Government is proud to support The Broadway Duplication project.
“In the past five years, the estimated population in Ellenbrook has increased rapidly from 37,607 to more than 45,000 people,” said Saffioti.
“We are helping to deliver the infrastructure that’s needed to support the size of the population, including the much anticipated METRONET Ellenbrook rail line.
“I’m pleased the State Government has been able to contribute the majority of this funding to this much needed project,” she said.
Federal Member for Pearce Christian Porter said the four-stage project is set to double the number of lanes on The Broadway, reducing congestion and improving road safety.
“The third stage includes duplicating the portion of the road between Elmina Avenue and Westgrove Drive, and is scheduled for completion by January 2021,” said Porter.
“These upgrades will mean that residents in our community will be able to get home sooner and safer,” he said.
State Member for Swan Hills, Jessica Shaw, said the upgrades would improve the safety for locals and visitors to Ellenbrook.
“This has been a much needed project for our local area and I’m pleased we have been able to deliver these works,” she said.
City of Swan Mayor Kevin Bailey said the City is dedicated to reducing the strain on ratepayers to fund infrastructure projects, and grateful to the State and Federal governments for their significant contributions.
“Stage 3 of the project is worth $2.2 million, with $740,000 funded by the Commonwealth Government Urban Congestion Fund and $1.46 million from the State Government’s Metropolitan Regional Roads Group,” said Bailey. “The Broadway is the key arterial route that allows access in and out of Ellenbrook, which is why keeping it free of traffic congestion is so important.”