13 Nov 2014
Bell Street extension opens in the Western Zone
The opening of the Bell Street extension is another milestone achieved by the Western Zone team in the Kewdale Industrial Precinct for the Gateway WA project.
Bell Street has been extended to provide a direct connection between Miles Road and Orrong Road. This supports the upgrade of Leach Highway between Orrong Road and the Perth Airport to an expressway standard.
The project team carried out significant piped drainage work for Bell Street. The new road is built where the open drain channel for the old drainage system used to flow. The new drainage system has changed the open drain into an underground piped network. With the exception of some finishing work, the extension of Bell Street is almost complete.
Along with the construction of this new road, the intersection of Division Street / Orrong Road / Ballantyne Road has been upgraded. The road has been widened and new traffic signals have been installed.
As part of the extension of Bell Street from Miles Road through to Orrong Road, the layout of the existing Bell Street has been permanently changed. A partial cul-de-sac is being constructed in the vicinity of the existing bend in Bell Street. The section of road between this cul-de-sac and Ballantyne Road will be named Sissons Street.
Local road improvements in the Kewdale Industrial Precinct are scheduled to finish in early 2015.