Roundabout Construction at Hale Road and Woolworths Drive to Start

16 June 2020 12:00 PM

The City of Kalamunda has confirmed work will start next week on upgrades at the intersection of Hale Road and Woolworths Drive, Forrestfield.

Plan of Hale Road and Woolworths Drive Upgrades in Forrestfield

The long-awaited project includes two new roundabouts to be constructed at Woolworths Drive and Hanover Street, new pavement treatment on all approaches, with drainage and street-lighting upgrades.

Civcon Civil & Project Management will deliver the project with early works starting next week, construction from 23 June and project completion due end-August 2020.

Mayor Margaret Thomas said the works had been in the pipeline for a considerable time, with State and federal funding committed, following concerns raised by the community.

"As more people move to the area and we attract more visitors, we're seeing traffic increase, which is having flow-on effects to nearby roads," Cr Thomas said.

“Community feedback on upgrades to the intersection support the scope of works which will ultimately improve road safety and traffic flow while reducing congestion.

"Keeping our communities connected is a key priority for the City and the finished project will result in a safer and more efficient route through the area.”

‘I commend the work by City officers on this project, who had to navigate many hurdles in determining a viable solution, with negotiation between multiple land owners and state government agencies, along with extensive community consultation.”

The Project’s overall budget is $896,000 with grant funding of $646,000 from the Federal Government and $250,000 from the State Government. Updates on progress or more information on other City projects can be found here.

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