Denny Avenue level crossing removal design revealed
By Paul O'Neill on 06 July 2018
To remove the level crossing on Denny Avenue, a 170-metre road that has seen 154 crashes in five years, an underpass and elevated rail line at the parallel Davis Road is the preferred solution.
The design for the McGowan Government’s first METRONET level crossing removal project has now been revealed with works expected to start next year after the contract for construction is awarded.
To remove the level crossing, the 2018-2019 State Budget included $69 million to improve safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians and remove risks to rail operations on one of Western Australia’s most dangerous roads.
With the improved traffic connections between Albany Highway, major retail precincts, schools, community services and transport connections, the entire Kelmscott community and local commuters will benefit from this project.
A parallel principal shared path will be built alongside the railway to provide safe pedestrian and cycling connections in the community and a new east-west road connection at Davis Road will require the rail line to be elevated slightly in this area to accommodate the underpass.
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