The WA Government is undertaking a range of upgrades to some of the city’s busiest roads in order to reduce congestion, and improve traffic flow and safety.
The notorious Wanneroo Road, Green Street and Walcott Street intersection has been allocated $2.5 million for upgrades through the Road Trauma Trust Account.
Early works, including service relocations, are currently underway with roadworks expected to commence in the second half of 2019.
The upgrade to the congestion hotspot will create new safety features, with the removal of the right-turn filter movements for vehicles turning right from Charles Street into Walcott Street and Green Street. A dedicated green arrow will also be affixed as part of the road upgrades.
A traffic signal mast-arm will be installed at Wiluna Street to improve visibility of the signals and mitigate certain types of crashes.
Meanwhile, early planning is underway to design improvements to the intersection of Morley Drive and Wanneroo Road. Potential improvements include a shared bus queue jump to the left lanes on Morley Drive east and west approaches and departures along with additional through lanes on Wanneroo Road north and south approaches and departures.
The WA Government has allocated $3.2 billion towards WA road infrastructure to reduce congestion, improve safety and create thousands of Western Australian jobs.
Source: WA Government