Proform Civil was recently engaged to provide civil engineering and consultant services to develop a conceptual design for a feasibility study to upgrade and dual carriage Morrison Road from Reid Highway to Myles Road.
The project incorporated several intersections within the scope including Farrall Road which was to be designed to accommodate a large development on the south western corner as well as the turning path of a network 6 vehicle. The design was undertaken in conjunction with the analysis of recent traffic volume study reports to ensure the intersection configuration and auxiliary lane lengths would be adequate to cope with 2031 volumes.
Due to a large future development north of Morrison Road a multi lane roundabout at Orchard Road and Morrison Road intersection was also investigated with a concept horizontal design.
The project also incorporated the concept of engineering Morrison Road into an underpass at the existing level crossing east of Farrall Road. Through liaison with Main Roads engineering department the design investigated different bridge depths across the span to enable the underpass. The concept also established a feasible horizontal and vertical geometric road design to enable minimum vertical clearance and sight lines through the underpass.
The project involved meeting with relevant stake holders such as the City of Swan, The Shire of Mundaring and the Department of Planning to discuss the feasibility of the concept throughout the design process.
The initial concept stages of this project were completed with the submission of conceptual land requirement and road design plans to assist in the establishment of planning control lines. Planning and design for this project is still taking place.