The City of Canning is undertaking widening and upgrade work along sections of Welshpool Road. The work will extend the dual carriageway and result in improved and safer turning options, wider intersections, improved road geometry and greater access to properties.

What work is happening?

Three projects will take place on Welshpool Road between August 2019 and June 2020. These projects are:

  1. intersection improvements at Pilbara Street

  2. dual carriageway construction between Pilbara Street and Kewdale Road to upgrade to a four lane divided road

  3. intersection improvements at Wharf Street, Furnace Road and Murray Road.

Why is the work happening?

All three projects are road safety improvement projects, to provide improved road geometry, new turning pockets, improved access to properties and a reduction in traffic congestion.

What work is being undertaken?

The work involves road construction to widen the road in various locations, and reconstruction of the existing road. This will include:

  • service relocations including the undergrounding of some overhead power

  • realignment of footpaths

  • drainage relocations and new crossings

  • road pavement construction for widenings

  • rehabilitation of existing road way

  • new kerbing, islands, pedestrian crossings

  • new asphalt surfacing

  • new line marking and signage

  • new street lighting.

How will the work impact road users?

Traffic management will be required throughout the project. Generally work will be undertaken Monday to Saturday between the hours of 7am and 4pm and require lane closures. The lane closures will be implemented when traffic volumes permit them without creating congestion.

Night work will be required later in the program to complete the reconstruction of the existing road and the new surfacing. This night work will generally require closure of the road and detours put in place. In these cases, residents along Welshpool Road will be kept informed by letter drop and message boards will be placed on Welshpool Road.

Who will be undertaking the work?

Service relocations will be undertaken by the relevant utility provider. Roadworks, drainage and concrete work will be performed by the City of Canning Project Construction Team. Road rehabilitation and asphalt surfacing will be completed by contractors.

When is the project expected to start?

Work is planned to commence during September 2019 with drainage excavation and installation and commencement of service relocations.

How long is the project expected to last?

Construction activities will move up and down the road to the various projects as work progresses. Work is expected to be completed by April 2020.

How will the work impact on pedestrians?

Where footpaths are realigned, the new footpaths will be constructed first, followed by roadworks. Temporary barriers and fencing will be placed around individual work sites to provide separation between the work and pedestrians.

What about bus stops?

Bus stops will remain accessible where feasible, and some bus stops will be relocated into new positions. All bus stops will have new concrete landings constructed. Some bus stops at times may be closed. The City will liaise with the PTA with regards to bus stops, and if any closures are required these will be sign posted in advance on the impacted bus stop.

Where do I go for more information?

The City can be contacted on 1300 422 664 or via email at customer@canning.wa.gov.au