Paths for all to share on Mitchell Freeway extension

CYCLISTS and pedestrians will be able to use more than 16km of shared paths when the Mitchell Freeway extension is completed.

As part of the project, a four-metre wide path will be constructed on the western side of the freeway extension, spanning 16.35km.

Four underpasses and a bridge will be included in the network and on Neerabup Road and Hester Avenue there will be shared paths and provision for on-road cyclists.

The existing pedestrian and cycling facilities on Burns Beach Road will be maintained while the duplicated Wanneroo Road will feature two-metre wide sealed shoulders on both sides of the road for cyclists.

Wanneroo MLA Paul Miles said the paths would foster a more active lifestyle within the community. More than $20 million will be spent on the paths.