New roads take shape

Wanneroo Times - - Front Page - Lucy Jarvis

MAIN Roads has re­leased a con­cept plan for the $65 mil­lion Wan­neroo Road-Ocean Reef Road in­ter­change as con­trac­tors pre­pare to start work on the $50 mil­lion Joon­dalup Drive fly­over.

It ex­pects to award a con­tract for the south­ern project in late 2018, which will in­clude build­ing a road bridge, as well as on and off ramps with traf­fic sig­nals.

Main Roads de­vel­oped the con­cept de­sign af­ter con­sid­er­ing op­tions to meet cur­rent and fu­ture traf­fic needs, but said the fi­nal con­fig­u­ra­tion would be de­ter­mined dur­ing the de­tailed de­sign stage af­ter it awarded the con­tract.

Changes to sur­round­ing streets will in­clude re­mov­ing right-turns out of Vil­lanova Street into Wan­neroo Road.

Plans in­clude in­stalling a U-turn on Wan­neroo Road north of Vil­lanova and south of East Road to help south­bound mo­torists.

Ve­hi­cles will still be al­lowed to turn right from Wan­neroo Road into Vil­lanova Street and left-turns in and out of the junc­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to Main Roads, CPB Con­trac­tors will start build­ing the in­ter­change at Joon­dalup Drive in Novem­ber. It will in­stall bar­ri­ers on Wan­neroo Road, Joon­dalup Drive and the north­ern side of the Burns Beach Road round­about early next month.

Day­time works planned un­til Fe­bru­ary will in­clude earth­works, drainage and paving. They will re­quire the use of ex­ca­va­tors, load­ers, rollers, dump trucks, graders, bob cats, wa­ter carts and light ve­hi­cles. Night works, start­ing this week, will in­clude lo­cat­ing un­der­ground ser­vices and bar­rier in­stal­la­tion.

The Wan­neroo Road­Joon­dalup Drive in­ter­change project is ex­pected to be fin­ished in early 2020.

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