MARMION Avenue could become a dual carriageway to Yanchep within three years with the State Government announcing today it will give the City of Wanneroo $23 million towards upgrading the road.
Funding for the road duplication between Camborne Parkway in Butler to Yanchep Beach Road in Yanchep was one of WA Labor’s key election commitments to ease congestion and create jobs.
Design and planning works are set to be done this year, with construction to start in 2018 and completion in 2020.
To address congestion in the northern suburbs, the State Government is also planning for the METRONET rail extension to Yanchep and investing $146 million for major upgrades to Wanneroo Road.
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the government recognised the area was one of the fastest growing regions in Perth and was committed to road and rail projects to reduce congestion.
Butler MLA John Quigley said northern suburbs residents had “put up with congestion for too long”.
“Making Marmion Avenue a dual carriageway will slash travel times from the Yanchep and Alkimos district and reduce driver frustration,” he said.
The August 6 announcement follows the opening of the Mitchell Freeway extension to Hester Avenue last week and completion of widening works on Marmion Avenue from Lukin Drive to Butler Boulevard a few weeks ago.