Upgrade will make entrance to Bunbury inviting

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times

The cycleway network along Koombana Drive will be expanded and a stretch of the road widened when a major project to upgrade the CBD entrance starts this month.

Bunbury City Council is set to start roadworks on July 23 when improved access will see the road transformed from the northern roundabout near the Dolphin Discovery Centre to the Koombana Bridge.

It comes as Koombana Drive, bordering the Leschenault Inlet and the now-popular promenade, were upgraded nearly two years ago.

Kerbing and island replacement will form part of the upgrades along with provision for a dedicated right-hand turn into Lyons Cove, improving safety and helping to ease congestion during peak traffic times.

Mayor Gary Brennan said the improvements were another way the council was working hard to ensure the entrance into Bunbury’s CBD was the highest standard.

“We want our entry points to Bunbury to be inviting for the residents, tourists and visitors to our city,” Mr Brennan said.

“By extending the cycle lanes our cyclists can feel safer on the road into town and motorists will also benefit from the upgrades.

“These works will go a long away to enhancing what is already considered an award-winning precinct.”

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