KWINANA FREEWAY WEEKEND CLOSURES
Major construction works are set to disrupt transport along the Kwinana this weekend to make way for upgrades to Russell Road and to build the the new Aubin Grove Station.
Public transport will be reduced on the Kwinana and Mandurah lines, with closures from Cockburn station to Rockingham.
Russell road bridge will get additional lanes and buses will transport passengers affected by rail closures.
The upgrades are expected to be completed by 4am, 27 June but the next three weekends have been allocated for the upgrades.
Department of Transport has advised construction is weather dependent and may be postponed if necessary.
The first closures will be from 9pm on Saturday until 4am on Monday with Main Roads WA urging drivers to avoid the affected areas.
Reported on WA Today's news website, Transport Minister Dean Nalder defended the need for the closures and disruptions taking place over three consecutive weekends by saying "It makes sense to deliver a complete project at the outset. I understand it comes at a cost, however this is the type of smart transport decision the Government is making to ensure a comprehensive integrated transport solution is delivered,"
"Some rail and road disruptions are needed so the station building can be constructed, and the pedestrian footbridges and beam spans for the Russell Road Bridge installed.
"The three weekend diversions have been meticulously planned and will save Kwinana Freeway users several months of disruptions over the life of the Aubin Grove and Russell Road upgrade."
For more information head to the Main Roads website.
Motorists and Mandurah Line passengers will need to plan their travel. We suggest avoiding the area and allowing extra travel time.