Works Commencing Soon on Marmion Avenue Crossing
Safer pedestrian movement between Burns Beach and Kinross is a step closer with work soon to begin on the installation of a signalised pedestrian crossing on Marmion Avenue.
The difficulties for pedestrians and cyclists crossing the busy Marmion Avenue between the two suburbs has been a long-running issue for the local community.
Since receiving written support from the State Government for the pedestrian crossing, the City has worked with Main Roads WA (MRWA) on design and construction requirements.
Agreement has been reached to install the crossing approximately 70 metres north-west of the existing Grand Ocean Entrance / Edinburgh Avenue roundabout.
Due to the complexity involved with construction, and seeking to minimise the disruption to traffic on the heavily-utilised Marmion Avenue, works will be staged intermittently over three months.
The City and the State Government have co-funded this project, recognising that the improvements to the intersection would make it safer for pedestrians.
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said it was exciting to see this long-awaited and highly-anticipated project coming to fruition.
“Providing residents of Burns Beach and Kinross with a safer method of crossing between the two suburbs is something that the local Ward Councillors, both suburbs’ Residents Associations and I have been working towards for many years,” Mayor Jacob said.
“This crossing will help to take more vehicles from the road and encourage children and their parents to walk to school, as many currently have to drive the short distance across the two suburbs due to the difficulties pedestrians face crossing Marmion Avenue.
“The City worked with a number of local stakeholder groups to demonstrate the importance of this project and I thank everyone who helped in the push to achieve a desirable outcome.”
The Joondalup Council favoured a signalised pedestrian crossing over the option of building a significantly more expensive overpass or underpass as well as other associated issues.
Works are expected to be completed in early-2020.