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for this and the grade separation projects. I have raised these issues in parliament and it is rewarding to see the Federal Government agreeing to fund these key road projects.”
Burns Beach MLA Mark Folkard said widening the road was an important local issue, and as a police officer, he had attended two fatal crashes on that section of road.
“There have been too many fatalities up there,” he said.
The State Government expects the $31 million project to create about 175 jobs, and Mr Goodenough said it would improve access to the Neerabup industrial area.
Ms Saffioti said the other two projects on Wanneroo Road – building overpasses at Joondalup Drive and Ocean Reef Road – would start in 2018-19, costing $50 million and $65 million respectively.
“We always said this needed a proper interchange – as you can see, the congestion is an issue,” she said.
The minister said addressing congestion on east-west links was important because the population was growing rapidly in eastern suburbs such as Banksia Grove.
Premier Mark McGowan said the aim was to put in the best infrastructure possible over time.
“This intersection here is shocking,” Mr McGowan said.
Work to widen Wanneroo Road north of Joondalup Drive is expected to start in mid-2017.