Construction of the skylight is now complete.
The City will complete the construction of the surrounding footpaths and barriers prior to the underpass being opened. This work will commence in November 2023.
The City of Gosnells will soon begin improvement works to the Burslem Drive underpass. This work will be completed by our approved contractor, BOS Civil.
The Burslem Drive underpass was first constructed in the 1970s as part of an expansion of the Maddington Central Shopping Centre. The underpass was created to allow residents on the river-side of Burslem Drive a safe access point to the Maddington Town Centre.
The underpass remains popular with residents and cyclists, with approximately 100 users per day. To increase safety within the underpass and encourage more people to utilise it, the City is making improvements.
As part of the recent Burslem Drive duplication between Olga Road and Attfield Street, the City has now engaged a contractor to complete the upgrade of the pedestrian underpass to include the following:
• New skylight structure within the road median island to increase the natural light within the underpass
• Removal of the northern access ramp and replacement with a headwall to increase natural light and improve surveillance (similar to other end of tunnel)
The work is due to commence on 1 August 2023, and will take approximately two months to complete.
While work is taking place the underpass will be closed. Please use alternative crossing locations at Olga Road and Attfield Street. A map can be seen below.