Smoother ride for Kargotich Road users as Stage 1 upgrades complete

Published on Thursday, 4 January 2024 at 10:29:20 AM

Kargotich Road users are enjoying a smoother commute with Stage 1 upgrades now officially complete.

These works mark a major milestone as the first to be completed under the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s Hypergrowth Roads Program, which funded by an $18 million State Government commitment aims to significantly upgrade the local roads network.

Stage 1 works at Kargotich Road have markedly improved the surface and road condition across a three-kilometre stretch from Rowley Road to Thomas Road in Oakford.

The project included pavement rehabilitation, resurfacing and road widening works. A series of safety barriers and an existing culvert also received new life as part of the upgrades.

The Hypergrowth Roads Program has targeted high priority roads in need of upgrades across Serpentine Jarrahdale, with sections of Soldiers Road and Orton Road also set for major improvements in the coming months.

Upgrading Serpentine Jarrahdale’s local roads network was identified as one of the community’s top priorities in the Shire’s 2022 Community Perceptions Survey. The Shire is continuing to work alongside our community to address this priority, with improving maintenance and investing in local roads a key objective under the Council Plan 2023 – 2033.

For more information on the Hypergrowth Roads Program, visit:   

Comments attributed to Member for Darling Range, Hugh Jones MLA

“The completion of stage one upgrades to Kargotich Road is another State Government funding commitment to provide safe and reliable local roads for our growing population.

“I commend the Shire’s prioritisation of road safety and look forward to further upgrades and improvements to the Shire’s road network.”

Comments attributed to Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President Rob Coales

“Building a safer roads network is a major priority for our Shire, so it’s wonderful to see these Kargotich Road Stage 1 upgrades complete.

“This is just one step in a long journey, but it’s important to acknowledge these milestones and I’m excited for the locals who can now enjoy a smoother drive.

“The Shire thanks the State Government, particularly Member for Darling Range Hugh Jones and Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti, for their ongoing commitment to bring transformational change to our roads network.”

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