Big­ger shoul­ders to carry Hep­burn Av­enue traf­fic

Wanneroo Times - - News -

THE City of Joon­dalup will be up­grad­ing Hep­burn Av­enue in Dun­craig in early 2019.

The project was iden­ti­fied af­ter a road safety au­dit, with the works to be co-funded by the City and the State Gov­ern­ment through its Black Spot Pro­gram.

Works will in­volve the con­struc­tion of ad­di­tional 1.8m wide road shoul­ders on sides of Hep­burn Av­enue be­tween Marmion Av­enue and the Mitchell Free­way.

Once com­pleted, the ex­tra shoul­der will re­move the sandy drop off and pro­vide space for ve­hi­cles to use as a re­cov­ery zone. The works will also pro­vide a safer space for cy­clists to ride.

Mayor Al­bert Ja­cob said this sec­tion of Hep­burn Av­enue was a “ma­jor thor­ough­fare from the Mitchell Free­way to­wards Hil­larys Boat Har­bour”.

“This project will not only pro­mote con­ve­nient and ef­fi­cient traf­fic move­ment but fa­cil­i­tate greater op­por­tu­ni­ties for cy­clists,” he said.

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