Connolly Drive

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Connolly Drive
Western Australia
Connolly Drive - Currambine.jpg
Connolly Drive running through Currambine.
General information
Type Road
Length 15 km (9.3 mi)
Major junctions
South end Shenton Avenue, Currambine
North end Benenden Avenue, Butler
Major suburbs Kinross, Tamala Park, Clarkson, Merriwa, Ridgewood

Connolly Drive is an arterial road in the outer northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. The road takes its name from the Perth suburb of Connolly, which lies just beyond the road's terminus.

The road extends northerly from Shenton Avenue in Currambine, west of Joondalup's central business district, to the outer suburb of Butler. Connolly Drive runs parallel with the busier Marmion Avenue and eases its traffic flow past the end of the Mitchell Freeway at Burns Beach Road.[1]

For the first 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) of its length, Connolly Drive is a four-lane dual carriageway. It reverts to 2 lanes at Clarkson, at the roundabout with Neerabup Road, but the carriageways remain separated for most of its length. The speed limit varies at different points, but never exceeds 70 km/h.

Connolly Drive was exclusively a single-lane carriageway for many years until recent developments in 2007, 2010 and 2011 to upgrade the road in conjunction with the northern extension of the Mitchell Freeway. There are currently plans for Connolly Drive to be extended further north to the outer suburb of Yanchep, with the Joondalup railway line running through the median section of the road.


A number of major intersections cross the road at various points. The most significant intersections are with Shenton Avenue, Burns Beach Road and Hester Avenue.[2] Most are controlled by roundabouts, with the exceptions of Shenton Avenue, Kinross Drive and Lukin Drive, which are controlled by traffic lights.

Future works[edit]

Connolly Drive will be upgraded to a dual carriageway between Neerabup Road and Lukin Drive during 2016.


See also[edit]

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal


  1. ^ MAIN ROADS - Urban Projects - Mitchell Freeway.
  2. ^ UBD 2007 Perth and surrounds Street Directory 2007 - 49th Edition.

Coordinates: 31°43′47″S 115°44′42″E / 31.7297°S 115.7450°E / -31.7297; 115.7450