Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Preliminary works started last week to upgrade the Pinjarra Road/Mandurah Road intersection, which includes widening the roads to accommodate future traffic volumes as the redeveloped Mandurah Forum nears completion.

As part of the road widening project, the City has arranged to relocate 32 grass trees from the intersection and has replanted them in the median space further along Pinjarra Road towards Ranceby Avenue.

The contract works will start in early May. There will be no road closures during the project, however traffic management will be in place to control the movement of vehicles throughout the construction phase. The works are expected to take around 26 weeks, with the upgrades due for completion towards the end of October.

The road widening will stretch approximately 200-300m in each direction of the intersection.

Chief Executive Officer Mark Newman said the intersection had to be upgraded as part of the Mandurah Forum Redevelopment.

“It is the City and Main Roads WA’s vision to expand the roadworks to accommodate the future traffic demand and thus remove the need for future works and subsequent disruption to motorists,” he said.

“We are excited to see the new Mandurah Forum redevelopment progress, but to accommodate the growth in vehicle numbers, the upgrade of the intersection and road widening is essential. We appreciate the community and local businesses’ patience during this time.”

The $9million upgrade project is being jointly funded by the City of Mandurah, Main Roads WA and Vicinity Centres. The project is a requirement of the Western Australian Planning Commission as part of the shopping centre redevelopment.