The WA Government has announced three additional interchange upgrades as part of the Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive interchange project.
It follows feedback raised in community consultation and aims to address concerns around access into surrounding areas such as the Drovers Business Precinct, Carramar and approaches to the Mitchell Freeway.
A contract will be awarded in the coming weeks for the design and construction of the project, with construction expected to begin in September 2018.
The Wanneroo area is undergoing significant population growth, with the upgrades aiming to future proof the region.
The state government said it has taken a more holistic approach to solving congestion issues in the area in collaboration with the City of Wanneroo.
Upgrades to the scope of the contract include the uncontrolled intersection of Joondalup Drive and Cheriton Drive being replaces with a roundabout to support the delivery of the Carramar South/Tapping North Local Area Structure Plan, a new four way intersection to be built at the Wanneroo Road and Clarkson Avenue intersection, and an upgrade to the Burns Beach Road roundabout to improve safety and reduce queuing times.
By upgrading the three intersections as part of the overall project, the state government aims to deliver construction efficiencies and reduce impacts on the local community.
WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the interchange project was required to address projected levels of congestion that will arise due to residential expansion in Perth’s northern corridor.
“It will complement other projects on Wanneroo Road to cater for long-term traffic demands and provide more reliable access, which will increase the attractiveness of Perth’s north-west corridor as an industrial centre, supporting the growth of local jobs and services,” she said.