PARTS of Marshall Rd in Bennett Springs and Dayton Blvd in Dayton will be temporarily closed for a period of 16 weeks, as part of the New Lord St project.
The temporary road closures will allow for the construction of a new intersection connecting New Lord St and Marshall Rd.
Detours will be in place to direct traffic from Marshall Rd and Dayton Blvd but Lord Street will remain open at all times.
City of Swan Mayor David Lucas said the temporary closure was an essential part of the New Lord Street upgrade.
“This full road closure will enable construction works to be safely completed in a shorter period of time, reducing traffic congestion and inconvenience for all affected residences and road users,” he said.
“The new intersection at Marshall Rd and New Lord St is a significant upgrade which will eventually remove the highly congested roundabout at St Leonards Blvd.
“In addition, Marshall Rd will be widened and realigned to join Dayton Blvd and a new roundabout will be constructed to connect Dayton Blvd, Lord St, Marshall Rd and Isoodon St.
“When completed in late October New Lord St is anticipated to greatly reduce congestion and journey times for residents in Ellenbrook, Brabham, Dayton and surrounding areas by removing one of the major bottlenecks in our local road network.”
Altone ward councillor Peter Lyndon-James said nearby local businesses would remain open and accessible at all times during the temporary road closure.
“Slate Café, Sikh Gurdwara and Shree Swaminarayan Temple are all open over the next 16 weeks and will be accessible via Marshall Rd from Altone Rd,” he said.
Cr Lyndon-James said the city acknowledged the inconvenience of a full road closure and would continue to work with Main Roads WA and CPB Contractors.
The road closures and detour started on Tuesday, May 1.
For more information call the City of Swan on 9267 9267, visit the New Lord St project page on the Main Roads WA website, or email [email protected]