Wanneroo councillor suggests Wanneroo Road is upgraded to dual carriagway

Wanneroo councillor suggests Wanneroo Road is upgraded to dual carriagway

TWO crashes on Wanneroo Road within nine hours have prompted more calls for upgrades.

Wanneroo councillor and road safety advocate Norm Hewer renewed calls for a dual carriageway north of Joondalup Drive following the crashes on November 4 and 5.

Cr Hewer, who volunteers with emergency services, said the first occurred about 9.30pm on November 4 when a car crashed into a tree north of the 10th Light Horse Brigade Trail.

‘There were two injuries ” both (people) had to be cut out of the vehicle,’ he said. ‘One was taken to Joondalup Health Campus; the other, the rescue helicopter came.’

Cr Hewer said the second crash occurred on the Wednesday, about 5.45am, at the junction of Flynn Drive and Wanneroo Road.

The Times understands it involved two cars and a truck, and Cr Hewer said there had been concerns about safety in the section between Joondalup Drive and Hall Road for years.

‘How long are we going to wait before that section is dualled?’ he said.

‘The excuse is there is never money in the budget for it, but there is room in the budget for other things?’

Wanneroo Road is managed by Main Roads WA. The State Government has said its focus is on extending Mitchell Freeway to Hester Avenue.