THE State Government will add upgrades to three intersections in its Wanneroo Road-Joondalup Drive interchange project.
It announced today that it would add a roundabout at Cheriton Drive-Joondalup Drive intersection to the scope of the contract.
It also plans to install traffic signals and create a four-way intersection at the Wanneroo Road-Clarkson Avenue junction, with the fourth road accessing the Drover’s Place business precinct and allowing expansion of that to the south.
The State Government, in partnership with the City of Joondalup, will upgrade the Burns Beach Road-Joondalup Drive roundabout to improve safety and reduce queuing times.
Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton highlighted community concerns about the impact of the interchange on surrounding roads during a grievance in State Parliament today.
“Many of them raised concerns regarding access to local road access with me,” she said.
“These new intersection upgrades will address issues that have been problems for residents for many years – the Wanneroo Road-Joondalup Drive project has given us the opportunity to fix them.
“We are being proactive and future-proofing an area that continues to grow rapidly.”
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the interchange would address projected congestion levels, resulting from residential and commercial growth in the northern corridor.
“It will complement other projects on Wanneroo Road to cater for long-term traffic demands and provide more reliable access,” she said.
The State Government expects to award a contract for design and construction of the project in coming weeks, with construction expected to start in September.