Min­is­ters visit road­works site

Wanneroo Times - - News -

ROAD­SIDE vis­its near the Mitchell Free­way and Wan­neroo Road were part of a Fed­eral min­is­ter’s itin­er­ary this month.

Ur­ban Infrastructure and Cities Min­is­ter Paul Fletcher met lo­cal politi­cians be­side Hester Av­enue in Ridge­wood and the con­struc­tion site off Car­ra­mar Road on March 8 as part of his trip to Perth.

The first stop was to dis­cuss a push to ex­tend the Mitchell Free­way from Hester Av­enue to Romeo Road with Pearce MHR Chris­tian Porter, Moore MHR Ian Good­e­nough and Wan­neroo Mayor Tracey Roberts.

Mr Fletcher later met WA Premier Mark McGowan, Trans­port Min­is­ter Rita Saf­fi­oti and Wan­neroo MLA Sabine Win­ton at the Wan­neroo Road widen­ing project site.

Mr McGowan said the $31 mil­lion dual car­riage­way project on Wan­neroo Road would lead to safer, faster jour­neys to homes and busi­nesses in the north­ern sub­urbs.

Ms Saf­fi­oti said the project would ac­com­mo­date in­creas­ing vol­umes of traf­fic gen­er­ated by pop­u­la­tion growth and in­dus­trial de­vel­op­ment in the north­west met­ro­pol­i­tan cor­ri­dor.

Mr Porter said the project, due to fin­ish in late 2018, would re­move a well-known “pinch point” on Wan­neroo Road be­tween Joon­dalup and Flynn drives.

“Works in­clude con­struc­tion of the new 3.2km dual car­riage­way, up­grad­ing Golf Links Drive and Car­ra­mar Road in­ter­sec­tions, up­grad­ing ex­ist­ing for­mal drive­ways on Wan­neroo Road, and in­stalling noise walls,” he said.

About 26,000 ve­hi­cles a day use that sec­tion of road. The Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment is con­tribut­ing $24.8 mil­lion to the project, with the State Gov­ern­ment con­tribut­ing $6.2 mil­lion.

State, Fed­eral and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment politi­cians visit the Wan­neroo Road widen­ing project site.

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