Karel Avenue Upgrade

  • Upgrade Roe Highway and Karel Avenue interchange including widening Karel Avenue bridge
  • Construction commenced in July and is due for completion by late-2020
  • Reduce congestion, improve access and support development of the Jandakot Industrial Area

Overview

  • Widening Karel Avenue bridge over Roe Highway to create a dual carriageway, connecting at the two-lane dog-bone roundabouts for on and off-ramps
  • Extending Karel Avenue bridge across the freight railway line located immediately south of Roe Highway to facilitate construction of the Thornlie-Cockburn Link as part of METRONET
  • Extending the existing Karel Avenue underpass to accommodate the widening
  • Modifying the existing Training Place intersection to left in and left out to promote safe access
  • Widening of Karel Avenue between the Farrington Road intersection and Roe Highway to four lanes
  • Widening of Karel Avenue between Roe Highway and the Berrigan Drive roundabout to a four-lane dual carriageway, including modifications to the roundabout approaches to enable two lanes in each direction

Project Update

Contract awarded for design and construction

Georgiou Group has been awarded the Design and Construction contract for the Karel Avenue Upgrade project following a competitive tender process. We will partner with Georgiou Group to deliver the project over an 18 month period.

Extended project scope

The project scope has been extended, following funding contributions from the City of Cockburn and Jandakot Airport Holdings. In addition to widening and extending Karel Avenue Bridge over Roe Highway and the freight railway line, the project now comprises:

  1. Widening the section of Karel Avenue between Roe Highway and Farrington Road to two lanes in each direction
  2. Widening the section of Karel Avenue between Roe Highway and the Berrigan Drive roundabout to two lanes in each direction

In addition, following discussions with the City of Cockburn and local residents, a new U-turn facility will be provided on Karel Avenue south of Dimond Court.

Roadworks

  • Karel Avenue from Farrington Road and Berrigan Drive

​Timeline

  • 30 November 2017: Call for expressions of interests from industry
  • 1 May 2018: Issue request for proposals to shortlisted applicants
  • May 2019: Contract award
  • July 2019 to late 2020: Construction

 

 

 Image: Karel Avenue Upgrade overview map

Benefits

Funding

The $15 million project is funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments as part of a $2.3 billion package of road and rail infrastructure works.

Last Updated: 17 July 2019