Roundabout upgrades to increase safety on Soldiers Road

Published on Thursday, 18 April 2024 at 12:07:12 PM

The next stage of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s Hypergrowth Roads Program is set to kick off soon, with upgrades to roundabouts at busy intersections to improve safety along Soldiers Road.

Funded as part of an $18 million State Government election commitment, the program’s next set of works will focus on improving the roundabouts at the Keirnan Street and Cardup Siding Road intersections along Soldiers Road.

Construction works are anticipated to be completed by end of June. Traffic management will be in place along Soldiers Road during this time.

The upgrades include realigning the roundabouts to create a smoother transition, general resurfacing works and creating a pedestrian refuge at the Keirnan Street roundabout.

These Soldiers Road improvements are the second lot of major roadworks to be carried out under the Shire’s Hypergrowth Roads Program, following successful upgrades to a three-kilometre stretch of Kargotich Road in Oakford completed in late 2023.

Future stages of the Hypergrowth Roads Program will focus on upgrading a further section of Kargotich Road (between Thomas Road and Orton Road), as well as extending a segment of Orton Road from east of Bullock Drive to almost two kilometres east of King Road.

For more information on the Hypergrowth Roads Program, click here.

Comments attributed to Member for Darling Range Hugh Jones MLA

“It is fantastic to see this State Government funding of $18 million put into action through the Shire’s Hypergrowth Roads Program, as this second round of major works begins,”

“As these upgrades progress, motorists and pedestrians can look forward to a safer, smoother journey, and a more connected local road network.”

Comments attributed to Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President Rob Coales

“Our community has made it clear that building a safer roads network is among SJ’s top priorities, so I’m really excited to see our Hypergrowth Roads Program continuing to deliver positive outcomes for our motorists and pedestrians,”

“Soldiers Road is a busy area with schools and residential estates creating a high amount of foot traffic, so ensuring the safety of our residents along this stretch of road is crucial.

“The Shire thanks the State Government, particularly Member for Darling Range Hugh Jones and Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti, for their continued support in strengthening and improving our local roads.”

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