Transformation of Perth's road network

With a number of major projects currently underway across the metropolitan area, work is tracking well to deliver a better road network.

Slashing congestion and journey times won’t be the only benefits, with the projects also creating more than 3,200 new jobs to support local businesses and tradespeople, and cutting the cost of congestion to Perth's economy currently around $1.6 billion a year.

Major construction projects include:

Widening Mitchell Freeway southbound from Cedric Street to Vincent Street

Relieving pressure point during the morning peak, this project will also improve safety by reducing stop/start conditions. Construction focus has been on a new lane in the median, as well as cyclist underpasses at Hutton Street, noise walls, a new principal shared path and intelligent traffic management systems.

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Image: First underpass base pour completed in June

Upgrading Wanneroo Road at Ocean Reef Road intersection

One of three projects for Wanneroo Road, the upgrade will see a new bridge built at the intersection. Earthworks are underway for the bridge's loop ramp, which will be one of two loops with traffic signals.  

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Image: Loop ramp earthworks underway

Widening Armadale Road from Anstey Road to Tapper Road 

Significant upgrades are progressing, with work on track to be completed by the end of the year. The project will improve congestion near the freeway and Cockburn Gateway Shopping City. Roundabouts are taking shape at Liddelow Road and Taylor/Wright Roads and a bridge over a roundabout at Nicholson Road.

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Image: Nicholson Road bridge abutments, piers and beams in place

Contracts were recently awarded for the Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge, Roe Highway and Kalamunda Road Interchange, and Karel Avenue Upgrade – all of which will be under construction by the end of the year.

Visit our Project website for more information on these and other key projects being constructed around the state.

 

 

 

Modified: 04 Sep 2019