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Safer roads a step closer after Shire announces works contracts

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has moved to improve the condition and safety...

3 December 2018

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has moved to improve the condition and safety of three busy local roads after awarding maintenance contracts to a local civil works company.

At a Special Council Meeting on November 12, the Shire approved a contract to resurface Jarrahdale Road for 380m between Jubb Road and Nettleton Road. Separate contracts were also awarded for rehabilitation works along Rowley Road in Oakford and Gossage Road in Oldbury.

Byford business Remote Civil Australia was successful in its bid to undertake works along Jarrahdale and Gossage Roads, while WCP Civil was awarded the Rowley Road contract.
Shire President Cr Michelle Rich labelled each project a priority as part of efforts to maintain and enhance safety along local roads.  

“The condition of our road network is key to maintaining safety for all road users which is why we focus heavily on regular investment in maintenance and rehabilitation,” Cr Rich said.

“Such projects aren’t cheap, but they are incredibly important. We’ve been working hard to secure the remaining funding needed to begin works and are pleased that we’re now ready to make that happen.

“We’re also delighted a local business was selected to carry out works in two of the three available projects.”

The Shire will contribute $310,000 towards the Jarrahdale Road resurfacing project, with the remaining two thirds provided through a Main Roads WA Road Rehabilitation Project grant. Works will include resurfacing and replacement of a culvert underneath the road.
Works along Rowley Road will take place for 230m east from Nicholson Road. The project received $58,000 through the Metropolitan Regional Group funds, with the Shire committing close to $30,000.

Pavement improvements will be made along Gossage Road for nearly one kilometre either side of the Boomerang Road intersection. The Shire will contribute nearly $135,000 with the remaining funds totalling $386,000 provided courtesy of a Road-to-Recovery grant.

Work on each project is expected to begin in early 2019.