Mandjoogoordap Drive Open To Traffic

Mandjoogoordap Drive Open To Traffic

Western Australia Minister for Transport Simon O’Brien

Mandurah Entrance Road Opens Ahead Of Schedule

Victor P Taffa

Transport Minister Simon O’Brien today officially opened the new $155 Million Mandurah Entrance Road to traffic, two months ahead of schedule.

Mr. O’Brien said the Mandurah Entrance Road, to be known as Mandjoogoordap Drive, will provide a direct link into Mandurah and is expected to carry about 10,000 vehicles per day.

“Mandjoogoordap Drive will provide a free flowing route for Mandurah traffic, helping to relieve increasing traffic pressure and congestion on minor local roads such as Lakes/Gordon Road.” the Minister said.

“This project represents an important investment in Western Australia’s Transport Network.”

 

 

 

“The Peel Region is one of the nation’s fastest growing centres and it is vital that we support its expansion through improved safety and connectivity.”

The Minister said the project had been completed ahead of schedule and would provide immediate benefit to those visiting the Peel region for the school holidays or annual Boat Show this weekend.

“The project has been delivered two months early, under budget and with many social benefits for the local community.” Mr. O’Brien said.

“The Southern Gateway Alliance injected more than $10 Million directly into the Peel economy through local contracts and completed legacy projects within Marlee Reserve that have enhanced amenity and fostered further rehabilitation programs.”

The Project comprises 6.5 km of four lane dual carriageway, providing motorists with a direct link between Mandurah and the Kwinana Freeway.  A new 220 m tunnel was constructed to enable the northbound carriageway to cross to the eastern side of the Railway Line and the existing tunnel at Mandurah Road was extended by 170 m to enable a new roundabout to be constructed.

In addition to constructing the new entrance to Mandurah, the project also upgraded the intersections of Gordon Road/Education Drive, and Mandurah Road/Rafferty Road.

As part of the project approximately 30 ha was revegetated, 10,000 new native seedlings planted and 130 kg of native seed spread.

The Project incorporates two iconic sculptures, approximately 3 km of painted retaining walls and an applied artwork on a major retaining wall.  Collectively the artworks create a grand entry for road and rail users alike. The visual enhancement adds to the motorists’ experience and contributes to local place making.

The Project was jointly funded by the State and Federal governments and delivered by Southern Gateway Alliance the same team that constructed the Kwinana Freeway Extension and Forrest Highway, which opened on September 20, 2009.