Brazier Road realignment is slowly taking shape

Contractors established a retaining wall as part of realignment works on Brazier Road, near Yanchep Lagoon. Pictures: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d409266
Contractors established a retaining wall as part of realignment works on Brazier Road, near Yanchep Lagoon. Pictures: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d409266

Work on stage one of the City of Wanneroo’s project started in July, and the road is expected to reopen in December, creating a temporary cul-de-sac beside Yanchep Lagoon.

Infrastructure director Dennis Blair said there were retaining walls, designed by an external consultant last year, on the seaward and inland sides of the road reserve.

‘Retaining walls were incorporated in the design in order to ensure roadworks are kept within road reserve boundaries, do not compromise Aboriginal Heritage area on the seaward side of the alignment and minimise the extent of clearing,’ he said.

Mr Blair said the road design provided 3.3m wide traffic lanes with a 2m wide median strip, parallel parking, a 3m wide path on the western side and path on the eastern side.

Documents on the City’s website show the overall redevelopment includes a realignment of Brazier Road connecting it with Capricorn Esplanade to the north, formal carparks north and south of the lagoon, and upgrades to Picnic Cove. There will also be a lookout on the path along the western side of Brazier Road, and paths to the existing lookout on the hill behind the cafe.

Access to the lagoon and cafe remained open from the northern end of Brazier Road during the first stage of the realignment.