- Vehicle traffic bridge for intersection of Wanneroo and Ocean Reef roads
- Bridge to improve traffic flow and community safety
- Project to generate work for up to 350 people
The Liberal National Government has committed $5 million towards the project development and early construction phase of a traffic bridge at the intersection of Wanneroo and Ocean Reef roads.
Transport Minister Bill Marmion said the bridge would be constructed on Wanneroo Road and pass over Ocean Reef Road, with on and off ramps remaining for traffic access to both roads.
"When completed, this project will provide a range of efficiency and safety benefits for the community," Mr Marmion said.
"Up to 80,000 vehicles pass through this intersection each day - the bridge will significantly improve traffic movement through the area and reduce delays during peak periods.
"The improvements will decrease the number and severity of traffic incidents, delivering additional safety benefits for commuters and the local community.
"In addition, construction is expected to generate work for up to 350 people over the life of the project.
"This interchange has been planned for more than 20 years and growth in the area has now reached a point where commencement of this project is considered necessary.
"The increased efficiency of traffic movement from the proposed bridge configuration could also enable the future development of land through this corridor."
The State Government funding commitment is supported by an additional $20 million in Australian Government funding.
- The population of the City of Wanneroo is expected to increase from 198,689 in 2016 to 238,730 in 2021, a 20% increase in five years
- Wanneroo Road currently carries up to 44,000 vehicles per day, with more than 8% heavy vehicles, and Ocean Reef Road carries up to 47,500 vehicles per day
- The intersection is currently ranked ninth in the latest (2015) Perth Metropolitan Congested Intersections
Minister's office - 6552 6800