Estuary Drive shared path upgrades plan

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Estuary Drive’s shared path will get significant upgrades.
Camera IconEstuary Drive’s shared path will get significant upgrades. Credit: Graphic / South Western Times

Estuary Drive’s shared path will get significant upgrades in a bid to make the road safer for cyclists and other road users.

The path between Willinge Drive and the railway crossing will be upgraded with a 3m red asphalt path and 1m offset with kerb barrier.

The project is expected to start in January, funded by the Department of Transport — Western Australian Bicycle Network Grants.

It will coincide with the resealing and widening of the road surface of the same section, which is funded through the Federal Government Roads to Recovery Program.

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Mayor Gary Brennan said the project would provide a safer passage for residents, as well as an improved driving surface on the road.

“As outlined in the City’s Strategic Community Plan we are committed to becoming a city that is easy to get around with attractive streetscapes and pathways,” Mr Brennan said.

“The Estuary Drive shared path provides a vital link between Bunbury and Pelican Point, Eaton and Australind, providing the only safe off-road route into Bunbury.

If successful in securing more funding, the City wants to see stages two and three completed before 2022 which would include upgrades to the path and road from the railway crossing to Pelican Point.

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