UPGRADES to two Marmion Avenue intersections in Hillarys that finished last month aim to ease congestion for about 59,000 vehicles that use them per day.
The $12 million project to upgrade intersections at Hepburn and Whitfords avenues involved widening the intersections to provide additional and longer turning lanes, installation of CCTV and improved pedestrian and cycling facilities.
CCTV has been installed to improve incident management and for Main Roads WA to make traffic signal adjustments during the busiest times.
Both intersection upgrades were part of Main Roads’ traffic congestion management program.
“These intersection upgrades are necessary as an immediate congestion relief measure,” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said.
“The new and extended turning lanes have improved traffic flow and safety – especially at peak times.”
The City of Joondalup will manage final landscaping works at both intersections, which are due for completion this winter.
According to a State Government statement, contractors mulched cleared vegetation and reused it on site, crushed concrete kerbing and pavements for road base and recycled excess soil and rock.
LATEST MRWA TRAFFIC COUNTS
Whitfords Avenue (east of Marmion Ave): 22,972 vehicles per day (VPD)
Marmion Avenue (south of Whitfords Ave): 30,783 VPD
Hepburn Avenue (east of Marmion Ave): 28,025 VPD
Marmion Avenue (north of Whitfords Ave): 35,783 VPD