Karrinyup Road

Karrinyup Road is a major east-west arterial road in the inner northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, connecting the City of Stirling council offices, Osborne Park Hospital and Karrinyup Shopping Centre with residential estates in Innaloo, Stirling and Balcatta.

Karrinyup Road

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Looking east towards Francis Avenue in Karrinyup
General information
TypeHighway
Length8.0 km (5.0 mi)
Opened1950s
Route number(s) State Route 76 (Karrinyup – Balcatta)
Tourist routes Tourist Drive 204 (Trigg)
Major junctions
West end West Coast Drive (Tourist Drive 204), Trigg
 
East end Morley Drive (State Route 76), Balcatta
Location(s)
Major suburbsKarrinyup, Stirling
Highway system

Route descriptionEdit

Karrinyup Road is part of State Route 76 for most of its length, east of West Coast Highway, and part of Tourist Drive 204 for the remaining section in Trigg. The speed limit is mostly 70 kilometres per hour (43 mph), though it is 60 kilometres per hour (37 mph) within the vicinity of the Karrinyup Shopping Centre and within Trigg. Main Roads Western Australia controls and maintains Karrinyup Road,[1] and is part of Main Roads' internal designation H28 Karrinyup–Morley Highway, along with Morley Drive.[2]

Karrinyup Road commences in Trigg at a roundabout with West Coast Drive, assuming Tourist Drive 204 which continues along West Coast Drive northwards. After 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi) the road reaches a traffic light intersection at Marmion Avenue (north) and West Coast Highway (south), at which point Tourist Drive 204 turns southbound on West Coast Highway, and Karrinyup Road gains the State Route 76 allocation. 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) later Karrinyup Road intersects with Jeanes Road as well as the entrance to the Karrinyup Shopping Centre. The road then travels along the vicinity of the shopping centre and Karrinyup bus station before reaching Francis Avenue 500 metres (1,600 ft) later. Karrinyup Road reaches Huntriss Road 750 metres (2,460 ft) later, and then, within the suburb of Gwelup, North Beach Road 850 metres (2,790 ft) later. Another 350 metres (1,150 ft) takes the road to the Mitchell Freeway, which it crosses over for 140 metres (460 ft).

Following the Mitchell Freeway interchange, Karrinyup Road is within the suburb of Stirling. After providing access to the Osborne Park Hospital the road reaches Cedric Street 950 metres (3,120 ft) later. 350 metres (1,150 ft) the road reaches Jones Street, and then another 750 metres (2,460 ft) takes the road to Grindleford Drive and San Remo Boulevard. Karrinyup Road reaches Main Street in Balcatta 800 metres (2,600 ft), at which point it continues east as Morley Drive.

HistoryEdit

The road, especially the portion between the Mitchell Freeway and Main Street, was one of the first roads in the area, known as Balcatta Beach Road and later as North Beach Road.[3] Until the 1990s, most of this stretch of the road was still fledged by functioning market gardens.

For part of 1984, Karrinyup Road represented the northern terminus of the Mitchell Freeway. Prior to the freeway's construction, this location was the intersection of Odin Road between Innaloo and the Balcatta industrial area.[4]

From 2019 to 2021, to coincide with the extensive renovation of the Karrinyup Shopping Centre, roadworks occurred on Karrinyup Road between the Mitchell Freeway and Marmion Avenue, including the addition of bus lanes within the vicinity of the shopping centre, relocation of Karrinyup bus station, and intersection upgrades of Jeanes Road, Francis Avenue, and Huntriss Road.

Major intersectionsEdit

See alsoEdit

  Australian Roads portal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Main Roads Western Australia (29 October 2013). "Metropolitan Roads". Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  2. ^ Main Roads Western Australia (28 February 2011). "Metropolitan Network" (Map). Intergrated Service Arrangement. 1:500,000. Government of Western Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 August 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Landgate Map Viewer Plus". map-viewer-plus.app.landgate.wa.gov.au. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Landgate Map Viewer Plus". map-viewer-plus.app.landgate.wa.gov.au. Retrieved 8 August 2021.

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata