Construction is expected to begin on the $215 million Mitchell Freeway extension to Romeo Road by late 2020 following the Western Australian Government’s $107.5 million commitment.
The project will see the freeway extended 5.6 kilometres from Hester Avenue to Romeo Road in Perth’s north, to accommodate the population boom in suburbs such as Yanchep, Alkimos and Eglinton.
Western Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the project will take pressure off Wanneroo Road and Marmion Avenue, helping to reduce travel times for motorists.
“About 8,000 new residents are moving into the City of Wanneroo each year. For too long governments have sat back and waited until a problem reaches breaking point,” she said.
“Transport links in the outer northern suburbs are going to transform over the next few years, with this project and the METRONET extension to Yanchep.”
Detailed planning work and stakeholder consultation is now underway on the project, which will see 1200 jobs created during construction.