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

December 2017 Project Update

Site establishment and preliminary construction activity is underway. See the December newsletter for a detailed project update as well as an overview of the concept design.

Night Works

As part of preliminary construction activity, night works on Wanneroo Road and Golf Links Drive are scheduled for 15 December and/or 18 December 2017, from 7pm to 7am. Activities taking place include road surface testing and road curb removal works. Read our notification for more information.

Update on configuration of Carramar Road and Golf Links Drive intersections

As part of our project development activities, we investigated the possibility of modifying the intersection of Carramar Road and Wanneroo Road to ‘left turn in and left turn out only’. This change would support longer term (2031) road planning for traffic signals at the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Golf Links Drive to provide safer, regulated right turn access to and from Wanneroo Road. Following a detailed assessment (including a comprehensive safety analysis), it was determined that the current configuration of the Carramar Road and Wanneroo Road intersection meets road safety targets. As a result, the Wanneroo Road Widening project concept plan shows full access at both the Carramar Road and Golf Links Drive intersections with Wanneroo Road and no restrictions to right-turn access will be implemented at Carramar Road as part of the project.

Community Engagement Update

Over 250 people attended our shopping centre displays on 21 and 28 October in Wanneroo and Carramar. We thank the local community for taking the time to attend the displays and provide feedback.

Upon assessment of the feedback received, it is clear that the majority of attendees support the project objectives of improved travel times and safety benefits on Wanneroo Road. Some concerns were raised around the mitigation of noise and urban design. We also received feedback on the options being considered for the configuration of Golf Links Drive and Carramar Road intersections. These matters are being carefully assessed and will be considered as the project moves forward.

Scope of works

  • Intersection upgrades at Golf Links Drive and Carramar Road
  • Construction of 3.2km of dual carriageway within the road reserve
  • Noisewalls 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: 17 January 2018