Wanneroo Road Duplication

Wallawa Street to Joondalup Drive

 

The major upgrade to the three kilometre section of Wanneroo Road, south of Joondalup Drive is now complete and open to traffic.

Transport Minister Simon O'Brien said the $18m project would ultimately improve traffic flow, reduce congestion and improve safety on the extremely busy road.  

Purpose

The three kilometre long section of Wanneroo Road from Wallawa Street to Joondalup Drive consisted of one lane in each direction, integrating with a dual carriageway at the southern end.

Under this project, the road was duplicated to create a dual carriageway with two lanes in each direction separated by a median of varying widths.

This involved construction of two additional lanes on the western side of the existing road, adjacent to housing and the Yellagonga Regional Park. The existing lanes have also been upgraded to current standards.

 

Benefits

The major benefits of the project included:

  • Improvement of transport efficiency through removal of a 'bottleneck' between Wallawa Street and Joondalup Drive.
  • Improvement to safety with the construction of a dual carriageway with a wide median that will protect motorists when turning across Wanneroo Road.
  • A major upgrade to the Ashley Road/Wanneroo Road intersection to include four way traffic flow with vehicle and pedestrian access to Yellagonga Regional Park.
  • Construction of shared paths for pedestrians and cyclists on both sides of Wanneroo Road.
  • The addition of shoulder to Wanneroo Road to improve safety for commuting cyclists.
  • Kerbing along the full length of the project.
  • Modern, higher standard street lighting.
  • Improved access to the City of Wanneroo Operations Centre.

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Modified: 03 Sep 2014