Marmion Avenue dual carriageway works to finish in April

Work on the Marmion Avenue dual carriageway is expected to finish in April.
Work on the Marmion Avenue dual carriageway is expected to finish in April.

WORK to widen Marmion Avenue from Butler to Yanchep is expected to finish in April, with motorists likely to be able to use double lanes in early 2020.

A December report said construction of the southbound carriageway was about 85 per cent complete to the asphalt stage, with only minor works required on the section between Sanderling Street and Camborne Parkway.

“Works have been scheduled to enable all major civil works to be completed for both the existing and new carriageway and new intersections by the end of February 2020,” it said.

The report said minor works, street light installation, brick paving and line marking would continue until April.

The report said the City had entered a public works arrangement with Main Roads to allow for two future traffic lanes between Romeo Road and Brindabella Parkway.

The extra lanes would “cater for possible future traffic congestion” resulting from the Mitchell Freeway extension to Romeo Road and the Yanchep rail extension.

It said the City also had an arrangement with Water Corporation to extend and divert a water main from the Cinnabar Drive junction in Eglinton.

The report said contributions from those arrangements and others with developers Lendlease, LandCorp, Eglinton Estates, Peet and Satterley Property Group totalled $4.92 million.

It said the State Government had provided $23 million for the 11.5km project, with most of the funding allocated through capital works budgets over the past three years.

Another million was held as ‘unspent grants’ for allocation in 2020-21, however the report said those funds were needed to complete the works this financial year.

Councillors unanimously approved changes to the 2019-20 capital works budget to allocate almost $6 million to the project from the contributions and unspent grants.