Speed still reduced on new Wanneroo Rd carriageway

The dual carriageway between Flynn and Joondalup drives opened to motorists in April but finishing works will continue until June. Picture: Anita McInnes

ALTHOUGH the new Wanneroo Rd dual carriageway between Flynn and Joondalup drives has opened to traffic speed limits are still reduced until finishing works are completed.

Main Roads WA said this was expected to be early next month but until finishing works were completed the speed limit would remain at 60 km/h except in areas where crews were working and then the speed limit would be 40 km/h.

Once all finishing works are complete in early-June, the speed limit on Wanneroo Rd will be 70 km/h between Joondalup Dr and Carramar Rd and 80 km/h between Carramar Rd and Flynn Dr.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the new dual lanes would improve congestion and create safer, more efficient journeys on that section of Wanneroo Rd, which was used by more than 26,000 vehicles a day.

Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton said she had travelled that stretch of road nearly every day since she was was 10-years-old and knew the awful accidents that happened between Flynn and Joondalup drives over the years.

“Wanneroo Road is the spine that runs through my electorate and I am proud that the McGowan Government has delivered on its commitment to upgrade this important local and regional road,’’ she said.

“I know the difference this upgrade will make to keeping us safer and reducing our travel time.”

The 3.2km dual carriageway between Joondalup and Flynn drive cost $31 million.