Wanneroo video shows drivers how to use roundabout on Hester Ave


Three lanes feed from Hester Avenue into the roundabout.
Three lanes feed from Hester Avenue into the roundabout.

CITY of Wanneroo has released a video to show drivers how to use a three-lane roundabout on Hester Avenue.

The upgraded Hester Avenue and Connolly Drive intersection is one of the first in WA to have three lanes leading up to and through the roundabout on one approach.

A City statement said the additional lane for westbound vehicles would help distribute traffic once the Mitchell Freeway extension to Hester Avenue is finished.

“Informative signage has been installed at the site and now the City’s website also has a short video to show road users how to correctly navigate the upgraded intersection,” it said.

“The roundabout now allows two lanes of traffic to turn right from Hester Avenue, heading west to Connolly Drive (north).

“The left lane allows motorists to turn left (south on Connolly Drive) or continue straight (heading west on Hester Avenue).

“The middle lane allows motorists to continue straight (heading west on Hester Avenue) or turn right (north onto Connolly Drive).

“The right lane allows motorists to turn right (north onto Connolly Drive).

“This should ease the burden on traffic to the northern suburbs during the busy afternoon period when residents are returning home from the central business district.”

To view the video, visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au/hesterconnollyintersection.