Underpass works at Lloyd Street are now underway
13 October 2014
Joint release with:
Federal Member for Hasluck
Residents of Midland will benefit from the construction of an underpass at Lloyd Street.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss joined Federal Member for Hasluck Ken Wyatt onsite today to inspect the upgrade site.
Mr Truss said the underpass will replace the existing level crossing and also include some road modifications.
“This underpass will improve traffic flow and safety along Lloyd Street, particularly with anticipated increase in vehicle traffic once the Midland Health Campus opens next year,” Mr Truss said.
“In addition, emergency vehicles will have unimpeded access to the Health Campus, improving the timely provision of emergency medical services to the community.”
Mr Wyatt said the project will construct a water resilient underpass below the railway line and include the construction of two rail bridges and one road bridge to Cowie Close over the new underpass.
“Lloyd Street will become a dual carriageway and be realigned with new access roads, reducing travel time and improving connectivity within the local community,” Mr Wyatt said.
“These works will also complement the redevelopment and expansion of the Midland Town Centre and proposed future extension of Lloyd Street to the Great Eastern Highway bypass.
“Public art and landscaping works will enhance the appearance of the area, making it a more vibrant and attractive space for the local community to enjoy.”
The Australian Government has committed $10 million toward this project in partnership with the Western Australian Government which has invested $67 million and the City of Swan who contributed $3 million.
Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2016.