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Spencer Road Improvement Project – Stage 2

Stage 2 of the Spencer Road Improvement Project, to be undertaken in 2019/20 and 2020/21, will further increase safety and ease congestion on one of the City’s oldest and busiest roads.

The $3.3 million project – jointly funded by the City and the State Government’s Metropolitan Regional Road Group – will result in significant enhancements to the 850m section of Spencer Road between Hume Road and Regal Drive, Thornlie.

Currently, the road has four undivided lanes, with several intersecting roads and parallel service roads separated by narrow verges.

These intersections will be upgraded to make it safer for motorists travelling in both directions and will include installation of turning pockets for easier right and left turns to and from Spencer Road, as well as the creation of U-turns where needed.

Approximately 24,500 vehicles use this section of Spencer Road each day and in the last five years there have been 44 crashes reported in the area. 

Motorists and other road users are urged to be mindful of the roadworks, and slow down or take an alternative route if possible.

The scale of this project means there will be some interruption to road users during construction and the cooperation of motorists and residents is greatly appreciated.

Key aspects of project

  • City of Gosnells has developed two concept designs and invites public comment on these plans.
  • The City recently hosted a consultation session for affected residents between Hume Road and Regal Drive.
  • Copies of the plans will also be sent to residents in the area, to give them an opportunity to provide feedback.
  • Several intersections of Spencer Road will be upgraded to include turning pockets for safer right and left turns to and from Spencer Road, as well as the creation of U-turns where needed.
  • Installation of new street lighting, for increased visibility and security.
  • Working closely with the Public Transport Authority to modify the location of five bus stops and bring them to current standards.
  • Landscaping will be carried out towards the end of the project in 2020/21.

Timeframe – 2019/20 to 2020/21

  • Concept Design – October 2019
  • Public consultation – October to November 2019
  • Community feedback by 26 November 2019
  • Presentation to Ordinary Council Meeting -- recommended option, including estimates and community feedback – 17 December 2019
  • Detailed designs – January to April 2020
  • Utilities relocation – April to December 2020
  • Construction – from June 2020
  • Landscaping – June to August 2021

Contacts

For queries or feedback, email us at council@gosnells.wa.gov.au or call 9397 3000.

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