Ministers visit roadworks site
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.