Wanneroo Road Widening

​Joondalup Drive to Flynn Drive

Latest news

Night works continuing until 30 September 2017

Night works will continue on intermittent nights until 30 September 2017. While weather and other factors may influence timing of these works, they are currently scheduled to occur intermittently between 7pm and 7am, from Monday through to Saturday. Please see our latest notification for more information.

Night works - 14 to 31 August

We are carrying out a series of investigation works over the next three months in road reserve on Wanneroo Road between Joondalup Drive and Flynn Drive, at the intersections with Golf Links Drive, Carramar Road and Joondalup Drive. Some investigation activities must be undertaken at night to avoid major disruption to daytime traffic on Wanneroo Road and the associated risks to our workforce.

Community Reference Group – Call for nominations – August 2017

Main Roads and the Metropolitan Road Improvement Alliance are forming community reference groups for both the Wanneroo Road Widening – Joondalup Drive to Flynn Drive, and Wanneroo Road / Joondalup Drive Interchange projects. We are inviting expressions of interest from project stakeholders and local community organisations, groups and individuals to join one or both groups. For more information please view the following newsletter.

Early works update - July 2017

To inform the design of the Wanneroo Road Widening project, we will be undertaking a series of investigation works in road reserve on Wanneroo Road between Joondalup Drive to Flynn Drive, and at the intersection with Golf Links Drive and Carramar Road. For more information, please view our Early Works Update Newsletter.

Project announcement - May 2017

On 10 May 2017, the Minister for Transport, Hon Rita Saffioti MLA announced that the contract for design and construction of the Wanneroo Road Duplication would be awarded to the Metropolitan Road Improvement Alliance following the renegotiation of the contract for the Roe 8 project.

The project will complement other significant works on Wanneroo Road, including new interchanges at the intersections of Joondalup Drive and Ocean Reef Road, announced as part of a $2.3billion package of road and rail infrastructure works.



Upgrading Wanneroo Road to a dual carriageway from Joondalup Drive to Flynn Drive will enhance road safety and efficiency and reduce travel times. The project will also cater for long-term traffic demands generated by rapid population growth in Perth’s north-west metropolitan corridor.

The project will convert the existing single-lane road to a dual carriageway over 3.2 km in each direction that provides a north-south alternative to Mitchell Freeway and is critical for efficient industry connectivity to the Wangara and Neerabup industrial parks.


Project scope

Works will include:

  • Intersection upgrades at Golf Links Drive and Carramar Road 
  • Construction of 3.2km of dual carriageway within the road reserve
  • Noisewalls along the eastern side of Wanneroo Road between Joondalup Drive to north of Carramar Road, Carramar
  • Drainage, retaining walls and landscaping


Project benefits

  • Remove existing pinch point of Wanneroo Road to alleviate current congestion
  • Accommodate increasing volumes of traffic generated by population growth and industrial development in the North West corridor of the Perth Metropolitan area
  • Support ongoing development of Wanneroo Road as a major north-south alternative to Mitchell Freeway


Status and timing

The project is currently at the detailed design stage. It is anticipated that construction will begin in mid-late 2017.


Further information


Modified: 29 Aug 2017