Flynn Drive upgrades by mid-2016

START dates for the second stage of Flynn Drive upgrades will depend on federal funding, according to the City of Wanneroo.

Acting infrastructure director Harminder Singh said the City was applying for funds through the National Stronger Regions Funds to widen the road leading to the Neerabup industrial area.

“The project scheduling for the next stage of Flynn Drive is therefore subject to the outcome of this application to be announced towards the end of 2015,” he said.

Having relinquished control of stage one works to Main Roads WA last month to realign the junction with Wanneroo Road, Mr Singh said the City had not been asked to refund $1 million Black Spot funding it received in 2011.

Asked if the delays on stage one affected the $4.945 million cost, the director said additional costs, if any, would come as the result of temporary traffic management.

“The 2014 crash data available to the City indicates one crash requiring medical attention occurred in November 2014 at the existing Wanneroo Road/ Flynn Drive intersection,” he said.

“The crash data for 2015 is not available yet.”

There was also a fatal crash north of the roadworks on Wanneroo Road in July 2014.

Leighton Contractors, appointed to build the Mitchell Freeway extension for Main Roads WA, will take over the stalled roadworks from October.

It is expected to finish building the four-way intersection linking Neerabup Road, Flynn Drive and Wanneroo Road in mid-2016.