Transforming our southern suburbs road network

​Seven major road projects are planned for Perth's southern suburbs to improve access to and from Kwinana Freeway, improve freeway capacity from Russell Road to the Narrows Bridge, and remove bottlenecks on the road network.

Kwinana Freeway Northbound Widening

Kwinana Freeway northbound between Russell Road and Roe Highway will be widened from two to three lanes, removing a major bottleneck around Cockburn Central.

Smart Freeways – Kwinana Freeway northbound

Smart Freeway technology will be used for the first time to create an additional lane from Canning Highway to the Narrows Bridge, and close and reopen lanes in response to incidents, while safely managing traffic flow at all times. The project will be complemented with coordinated ramp signals from Farrington Road to Cranford Avenue to make merging easier and reducing stop-start traffic conditions.

Kwinana Freeway Southbound On-ramp from Manning Road

A new on-ramp at Manning Road will improve access to Kwinana Freeway southbound and reduce congestion and rat running in South Perth.

Armadale Road Upgrade

Armadale Road between Anstey Road and Tapper Avenue will be widened from one to two lanes in each direction, reducing congestion and improving journey times on the last remaining section of single carriageway on Armadale Road.

Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge

A bridge between Armadale Road and North Lake Road will bypass congestion at Cockburn Central and Gateway Shopping Centre, and improve access to Kwinana Freeway northbound.

Murdoch Drive Connection

Murdoch Drive will be extended from Farrington Road to Kwinana Freeway and Roe Highway to reduce congestion on South Street and improve access to Fiona Stanley Hospital and the Murdoch Activity Centre.

Karel Avenue Upgrade

The intersection of Karel Avenue and Roe Highway will be upgraded to improve access to Jandakot Airport and the surrounding industrial area.

The projects are part of the Commonwealth and State Government’s $2.3 billion investment in road and rail infrastructure.

For more information, see the following Fact Sheet and the project webpages.


Modified: 09 Oct 2017