PRELIMINARY work has started to upgrade the Pinjarra Road/Mandurah Road intersection.
It includes widening the roads to accommodate future traffic volumes as the redeveloped Mandurah Forum nears completion.
As part of the road-widening project, the City of Mandurah has arranged to relocated 32 grass trees from the intersection and has replanted them in the median space towards Ranceby Avenue.
The contract works start in early May.
There will be no road closures during the project but traffic management will be in place to control the movement of vehicles throughout the construction phase.
The works are expected to take about 26 weeks and be completed towards the end of October.
The road widening will stretch approximately 200m-300m in each direction of the intersection.
City chief executive Mark Newman said the intersection needed upgrading as part of the Mandurah Forum Redevelopment.
“It is the City and Main Roads WA’s vision to expand the road works to accommodate the future traffic demand and thus remove the need for future works and subsequent disruption to motorists,” he said.
“To accommodate the growth in vehicle numbers, the upgrade of the intersection and road widening is essential and we appreciate the community and local businesses’ patience during this time.”
The $9 million upgrade project is jointly funded by the City, Main Roads WA and Vicinity Centres.
The project is a requirement of the WA Planning Commission as part of the shopping centre redevelopment.