Ardross Street and Canning Highway Intersection

We have completed the project to upgrade the intersection of Canning Highway and Ardross Street in Ardross.

The project was jointly developed by the Minister for Transport at the time, Simon O'Brien, the Member for Alfred Cove, Dr Janet Woollard, the City of Melville and Main Roads to address requests for improved facilities for pedestrians at this intersection.

The project was carried out in stages to allow the services authorities the time to relocate a variety of underground utilities.

To improve overall efficiency and safety of the intersection and to reduce travel time and costs, works included:

  • The extension of the right turn lane (citybound) on Canning Highway
  • Installation of traffic signals to control the right turning
  • The extension of the turning lanes - increasing capacity for turning vehicles
  • Intersection widening to allow larger vehicles such as trucks to do right or left turns safely within the lane
  • Extension of Canning Highway right turn pocket (citybound);
  • installation of traffic signals to improve safety for schoolchildren and pedestrians (commissioned December 2009);
  • upgrading the pedestrian crossings


  • Increased safety
  • Increased capacity for school children to walk or cycle to school safely and reduce local car usage.
  • Safer access to cross Canning Highway from Ardross Street and access the northern shopping precinct.


Modified: 21 Feb 2018