$716 millionTotal budget
Under ConstructionProject phase
Late 2019Start date
Late 2022End date
Construction of a new longer, higher bridge over the railway at Ranford Road, Canning Vale, is underway and will replace the existing older bridge.
The new bridge will be higher to future-proof the rail corridor, and will have six general traffic lanes, bus lanes and a shared path on each side to facilitate cycling and pedestrian access.
The opportunity to upgrade the Ranford Road Bridge to cater for future traffic volumes and station access was identified in the design phase and will prevent the need to retrofit costly upgrades in coming years.
A total of 1,680 jobs will be supported in the development of the Thornlie-Cockburn Link project.
Long term closure of Livingston Drive (September – Late 2021)
A long term temporary closure of Livingstone Drive at Ranford Road to build the new Ranford Road bridge and traffic lanes will be in place from September 4, 2020.Livingstone Drive will be closed at Ranford Road. Rural residential properties will need to access Ranford Road via Wilfred Road.On 4 December, the Waste Transfer Station access off Ranford Road will be closed and all Waste Transfer Station traffic (except for operation vehicles) will need to use Wilfred Road.Changed traffic conditions will result in extra travel time for commuters. Traffic management signage on Ranford Road (between Wilfred Road and Bannister Road) will be in place, including reduced travel speeds.Significant construction work will also occur alongside Ranford Road with a construction site set up.
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Media releases11 July, 2021
Creative names sought for METRONET micro tunnel boring machine
The McGowan Government is seeking a creative new name for a micro tunnel boring machine (TBM) that will drill under the freight rail corridor near the Ranford Road Bridge, as part of the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link project.
Media releases4 December, 2020
Ranford Road Station piling on Thornlie-Cockburn Link milestones
Construction continues on the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link, with a 120 tonne piling rig recently moved into the Ranford Road Station site and almost 500 workers currently employed across all project work sites.