Upgrades to Welshpool Road make for a safer, smoother ride
05 October 2020
One of the City’s largest infrastructure projects for the 2019/20 financial year has now been completed and will result in improved driving along one of the City’s major arterial roads.
The $4.2 million project has extended the dual carriageway along Welshpool Road and provides safer turning options, wider intersections and greater access to properties.
The section from Pilbara Street to Kewdale Road has been upgraded to a four lane divided road, with improvements to Pilbara Street and Mills Street intersections.
The improvements were made to provide a better road layout and alignment, reducing traffic congestion.
The creation of wider turning pockets has allowed improved access to side roads, especially for trucks, as well as improved access to driveways for residents.
Mayor Patrick Hall said with 25,000 vehicles travelling along Welshpool Road every day, this project would make a vast difference to the many drivers on this section.
“Not only will this important project improve driver safety and reduce congestion, but it has also increased the connectivity and accessibility of the City of Canning, particularly for residents and business owners in our eastern corridor,” said Mayor Hall.
New energy efficient LED street lights have also been installed along the section to increase visibility for night driving.
The project included existing overhead high voltage power being undergrounded, improvements to the road drainage system, as well as the relocation of bus stops for increased passenger safety.
Verge and paths have been upgraded, as well as new line marking and signage.