Wanneroo Road from Joondalup Drive to Flynn Drive to be duplicated
$30 million upgrade to address congestion, road safety and transport efficiency
Project to generate up to 200 direct and indirect jobs
The Liberal National Government is continuing its strong commitment to transport infrastructure by progressing the duplication of Wanneroo Road between Joondalup Drive and Flynn Drive in Carramar.
Transport Minister Bill Marmion said the $30 million upgrade would generate jobs and meet the transport demands of one of the fastest growing local authorities in the metropolitan area.
"This project will generate up to 200 direct and indirect jobs and forms part of the Liberal National Government's infrastructure development plan, which is committed to providing jobs now and into the future for West Australians," Mr Marmion said.
"The City of Wanneroo's population is expected to grow by 20 per cent over the next five years, which requires the provision of safe, efficient and sustainable infrastructure to connect local residents to vital services.
"Wanneroo Road connects residents and industry with the CBD in the south, commercial precincts, residential hubs and Neerabup National Park, and is a gateway to the State's North-West via Indian Ocean Drive.
"Driver safety will be significantly improved through the extended separation of northbound and southbound carriageways with two lanes in each direction.
"The extra lanes will also address congestion and transport efficiency demands, and works will include traffic signals at the Carramar Road/Wanneroo Road intersection and noise walls on the east-side between Carramar Road and Joondalup Drive."
Expressions of interest for the package of works will be advertised to industry in early 2017, with construction expected to commence towards the end of 2017.
Wanneroo Road currently carries an average of 24,000 vehicles per day north of Joondalup Drive, and Joondalup Drive west of Wanneroo Road carries an average of more than 44,000 vehicles per day
For the five-year period up until the end of 2015, there was a total of 220 crashes at the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive
Minister's office - 6552 6800