Wanneroo Road Widening - Joondalup Drive to Flynn Drive

Upgrading Wanneroo Road to a dual carriageway from Joondalup Drive to Flynn Drive will enhance road safety and efficiency and reduce travel times. The project will also cater for long-term traffic demands generated by rapid population growth in Perth’s north-west metropolitan corridor.

The project will convert the existing single-lane road to a dual carriageway over 3.2 km in each direction that provides a north-south alternative to Mitchell Freeway and is critical for efficient industry connectivity to the Wangara and Neerabup industrial parks.

Latest news

Premier visits project site

Premier Mark McGowan, Federal Urban Infrastructure and Cities Minister Paul Fletcher, WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, Federal Member for Pearce Christian Porter, and several dignitaries visited the Wanneroo Road Widening project site on 8 March to view construction progress and answer questions from the media.

During the first half of 2018, construction is focusing on the new carriageway to the east of the existing Wanneroo Road between Joondalup Drive and the Quarry area. Activities include constructing the new carriageway, upgrading Golf Link Drive and Carramar Road intersections, upgrading existing formal driveways on Wanneroo Road, and installing noise walls between Joondalup Drive and Carramar Road.

For more information, see the media statement.

Proposed temporary closure – Wanneroo Road and Golf Links Drive intersection

It is proposed that Wanneroo Road and Golf Links Drive intersection, in Carramar, is closed from early April to early May 2018 to enable construction of the intersection upgrade.
Submissions on the temporary closure and associated diversions can be emailed to enquiries@mrialliance.com.au addressed to the Wanneroo Road Widening Project Manager, before 30 March.
Please see our Notice to Residents and detour map for more details.

Temporary closure – Wanneroo Road and Carramar Drive intersection

A temporary closure of Carramar Road at Wanneroo Road will be in place from 1 March to early April 2018.
The road closure and associated traffic diversions will remain in place all day and night for the duration of the work period. Some night work may be required for activities such as kerbing, sealing of the road and temporary line marking, and neighbouring residents will be notified separately in advance.
Full access to all properties will be provided under traffic management.
Please see our Notice to Residents and detour map for more details.

Scope of works

  • Intersection upgrades at Golf Links Drive and Carramar Road
  • Construction of 3.2km of dual carriageway within the road reserve
  • Noise walls along the eastern side of Wanneroo Road between Joondalup Drive and Carramar Road, Carramar
  • Drainage, retaining walls and landscaping


 Image: Wanneroo Road widening map from our August 2017 newsletter


​Key benefits

  • Remove existing pinch point of Wanneroo Road to alleviate current congestion
  • Accommodate increasing volumes of traffic generated by population growth and industrial development in the North West corridor of the Perth Metropolitan area
  • Support ongoing development of Wanneroo Road as a major north-south alternative to Mitchell Freeway
  • Enhance road safety and efficiency and reduce travel times


​Key dates

  • Construction commencing - October 2017
  • Construction completion - October 2018
Last Updated: 19 March 2018