Marmion Ave widening work expected to be finished in July


The Marmion Avenue upgrades include adding green surfaces to cycle lanes at junctions.
The Marmion Avenue upgrades include adding green surfaces to cycle lanes at junctions.

WORK to widen Marmion Avenue through Butler and Jindalee is expected to finish next month, with some sections to open in mid-June.

Recent work has included adding green surfaces to cycle lanes at junctions and the City of Wanneroo’s assets director Harminder Singh said works had progressed well to create a dual carriageway from Lukin Drive to Butler Boulevard.

“Road works to widen Marmion Avenue are on target to be completed by July,” he said.

“Apart from some minor delays associated with the relocation of street lighting poles around the Jindalee and Kingsbridge boulevard intersection, the works are progressing well.

“A significant portion of Marmion Avenue will operate with the new lanes by mid-June 2017, with the balance of ancillary works completed by July.

“There will be minor short-term closures of some side roads on Marmion Avenue within the road upgrade for less than one day to install a drainage crossing and green surfacing in the cycle lane.

“The green cycle lanes have been delineated at each intersection to clearly highlight areas for each road user to operate within.”

Mr Singh said the green lines would improve safety for on-road cyclists that use Marmion Avenue.

“Most of the widening is completed with paving and mulching presently occurring,” he said.

“Linemarking is scheduled to occur by mid-June.”

Mr Singh said relocating the outstanding street light poles around the Jindalee and Kingsbridge boulevards intersection would depend on Western Power’s schedule, and contractors would finish paving and mulching after that was done.

Farther north in Eglinton, road construction work to widen Pipidinny Road has finished but other aspects of the $580,000 upgrade will take place in the next couple of months.

Mr Singh said guardrails would be installed in mid-June and Main Roads would do the linemarking in July.