Published Wednesday, 28th December 2016
City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts has welcomed the State Government’s announcement that Wanneroo Road will be widened to a dual carriageway between Joondalup Drive and Flynn Drive.
"The City of Wanneroo has advocated for the upgrade for a number of years, primarily because of safety concerns for its community and road users,” Mayor Roberts said. “The current single carriage is completely at odds with the high volume of traffic.
“The City wrote to the Premier in 2013 and 2015 to express these concerns, and has been advocating for the dualling of Wanneroo Road, most recently as part of the current Connect Wanneroo campaign.”
Mayor Roberts said the upgrade, which is expected to commence in late 2017, would significantly improve road connectivity in the City.
“Our population is growing at a rate of more than 7,000 people each year, therefore it is imperative that the City has safe and sustainable infrastructure to connect our community with important services and facilities throughout the region,” she said.
“This includes the Neerabup Industrial Area which will provide significant employment opportunities for our residents into the future.”
When the upgrade is completed in 2018, all four approaches to the busy Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive intersection will be dual carriageway.
“The City understands that certain aspects of design are still being considered and we look forward to receiving further updates,” Mayor Roberts said.
In addition to the dualling of Wanneroo Road, the City of Wanneroo has been advocating for the early extension of the Mitchell Freeway and rail to Yanchep as part of the community-led Connect Wanneroo campaign. People are encouraged to Get Onboard by visiting www.connectwanneroo.com.au to find out more
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