Worth the wait

A recent article in The Advocate reported on traffic issues.
A recent article in The Advocate reported on traffic issues.

In a newsletter to her constituents, Ms Hayden outlined the improvements to local roads that have already been achieved under the current government.

She said the scale of works being done could only be completed in stages and called for patience from Ellenbrook locals.

‘As a longterm Ellenbrook resident, the lack of road infrastructure was a main priority of mine when I entered Parliament,’ she said.

‘We’ve been able to secure $32.6m to upgrade the road infrastructure along Gnangara Road and other intersections that affect traffic flow into and around Ellenbrook.’

She said anyone who believed upgrades to date had not improved traffic flow and safety to this area, had forgotten the original state of local roads.

The first stage of Gnangara Road’s dual lane project between Alexander Drive and Beechboro Road North is estimated to cost about $14 million.

For construction to go ahead, a major water main and Telstra services need to be relocated.

Stage two between Beechboro Road North and Drumpellier Drive is estimated to cost about $12.9 million.

Service relocations and approval to access State Forest have delayed commencement of construction of the dual carriageway.

Final approvals are expected to be passed when Parliament resumes in August, meaning work can start immediately.