Congestion busting project delivers for Perth's south
Commuters in Perth's south are already seeing significant benefits from the State Government's new four-lane Thomas Road over-rail Bridge project.
The first two lanes of the bridge opened to the public in late 2022. The remaining two lanes opened today.
This means two lanes are now flowing in each direction on the bridge, significantly improving traffic movements along the road, which was previously served by a single lane in each direction and regularly impacted by the closure of boom gates at the Thomas Road level crossing.
The delivery of the new bridge and removal of the Thomas Road level crossing is the first major milestone for the Byford Rail Extension project, which includes the removal of seven level crossings, the delivery of two new train stations and the extension of the line to Byford.
Work on the Thomas Road Bridge included widening to four traffic lanes, connecting Butcher Road to Vlasich Road via a new underpass, building shared paths below and on the bridge for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders, and revegetation and landscaping.
The bridge features paintings by local school children, which have been incorporated into the new footpath.
The project delivered successful employment outcomes with more than 15,000 hours of work undertaken by an Aboriginal-led workforce.