An extended cycleway network, wider road and improved access will see Koombana Drive transformed from the northern roundabout near the Dolphin Discovery Centre to the Koombana Bridge as works get underway this month.
The main road into the Bunbury CBD will be widened and resealed allowing for a smoother and safer passage into town.
Cyclists will now be able to enjoy biking all the way up to the bridge via designated on-road cycle lanes with the existing cycle lanes on both sides of the road being extended all the way from the Koombana Drive roundabout to the bridge.
Kerbing and island replacement will also form part of the upgrades to Koombana Drive. There will also be provision for a dedicated right-hand turn into Lyons Cove improving safety and helping to ease congestion during peak traffic times.
Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said these improvements were just another way the City was working hard to ensure the entrance into Bunbury’s CBD was of the highest standard.
“We want our entry points to Bunbury to be welcoming and inviting for our residents, tourists and visitors to our city,” Mayor 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 along away in enhancing what is already considered an award-winning precinct.”
Access to Koombana Foreshore and Lyons Cove will remain open to minimise disruption to motorists with traffic management in place for the duration of the works. These works are set to begin on 23 July for about six weeks.
Motorists are asked to please drive through the work site safely at all times and observe any speed restrictions.