​​​​​​​​​​​​Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange

  • Replace a busy signalised intersection with a free-flowing interchange​​
  • Construction work commenced in September 2018 and is expected to be completed in late-2020
  • Making your trip safer and providing shorter travel times


  • Grade separation intersection with Joondalup Drive going over Wanneroo Road with two lanes in each direction
  • New roundabout at current intersection of Joondalup Drive and Cheriton Drive
  • New signalised intersection at Wanneroo Road and Clarkson Avenue
  • Modifications to intersections with local roads (Drovers Place and St Stephen Crescent)
  • A roundabout with two or three lanes
  • Retaining walls and noise walls on intersection quadrants
  • Road furniture, fencing, drainage, landscaping and street lighting
  • Shared paths and bus facilities
  • Driveways and accommodation works

Project update​

Changes in traffic conditions

Improvements to the Burns Beach Road and Joondalup Drive roundabout being delivered as part of this project will provide immediate safety benefits and reduce queuing times on the approach to Mitchell Freeway. The second stage of construction works is scheduled to begin 7pm Monday 25 May. Please see our latest Roadworks Update for information on changing traffic conditions.

Project works are progressing

Construction works are ongoing across all areas of the project site, with the new interchange rapidly taking shape. Works are also progressing well at the intersections of Wanneroo Road and Clarkson Avenue, and Joondalup Drive and Cheriton Drive. Please view our April 2020 Construction Update for more information.

Cheriton Drive and Joondalup Drive roundabout update

Construction of the temporary crossovers between the eastbound and westbound carriageways to divert all traffic to the southern lanes is nearing completion.  This will allow the existing eastbound carriageway of Joondalup Drive to be rebuilt to the new design along with part of the new roundabout at Cheriton Drive.  Drainage works and service relocations will also be completed during this stage.

A revised access/exit staging plan has been developed to retain all current movements into and out of Cheriton Drive except for the right hand turn from Cheriton Drive into Joondalup Drive westbound. Please see our latest Construction Update for more information.


Video: Timelapse of the bridge beam lift from November 2019 


  • August 2018: Early works activity
  • September 2018: Construction commenced
  • June 2020: Traffic moved on new bridge
  • July 2020: Completion of the Wanneroo Road and Clarkson Avenue (signalised) intersection
  • July 2020 :Completion of the Joondalup Drive and Cheriton Drive roundabout
  • September 2020: Completion of the Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange
  • Late-2020: Completion of the Joondalup Drive and Burns Beach Road roundabout upgrade
  • Late-2020: Construction complete ​


 Image: Illustrated map of the interchange design



Funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments as part of a $2.3 billion investment in road and rail infrastructure, announced by Premier Mark McGowan on 7 May 2017.

Find out more

Open Project Concept Design PDF - July 2018

Project and Construction Updates

Construction Update PDF - April 2020

Construction Update DOCX - February 2020

Construction Update PDF - February 2020

Construction update document​ - January 2020

Construction update​ - December 2019

Construction Update - December 2019

Construction Update - November 2019

Construction Update​ - October 2019

Construction Update - September 2019

Construction Update​ - August 2019

Construction Update - August 2019

Construction Update - July 2019

Project Update - June 2019

Project Update​ - May 2019

Construction Update - April 2019

Construction Update - February 2019

Project Update - January 2019

Project Update - December 2018

Project Update - November 2018

Project Update - September 2018

Changes to the local road network in Tapping PDF

Community Liaison Group / Construction Reference Group Meeting Records

Open November 2019 PDF

Open July 2019 PDF 

Open March 2019​ PDF

Open December 2018 PDF

Open October 2018 PDF

Open February 2018 PDF

Open November 2017 PDF

Open October 2017 PDF 

Open August 2017 PDF          

Media Statements

More northern suburban intersections to be upgraded - 28 June 2018   

Boosting Jobs; Busting Congestion – the plan for the northern suburbs - 8 May 2017


Open Fact sheet - Bridge Construction PDF

Open Noise and vibration fact sheet PDF - November 2018

Open Construction Noise, Vibration & Out of Hours Management Plan PDF - September 2018

Open Public Information Display material PDF - March 2018

Open Rapid Economic Analysis - Final Report PDF - November 2017

Last Updated: 22 May 2020