The project to widen Kwinana Freeway to three lanes in each direction between Leach and Roe Highways has been completed. The majority of the final works were undertaken during April/ May 2013 and remaining works involving landscaping, including planting and seeding, was completed September 2013.
The $58 million project was funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments.
The project involved:
Project benefits included:
Kwinana Freeway is a major freeway extending south from the Perth CBD. With the Mitchell Freeway north of the city, it forms the major north-south spine for road transport in the Perth Metropolitan area.
Current traffic modeling on this section of the freeway shows that the existing two lanes in both directions between Leach Highway and Roe Highway on Kwinana Freeway do not provide enough capacity for freeway traffic. This will increasingly impact on freight transport efficiency and reliability to the Port of Fremantle, as well as adversely affect road safety, fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
The Mandurah railway has provided commuters with a transport alternative, but road traffic will keep growing on this link due to:
Kwinana Freeway Widening Locality Plan
For more information on the project contact our Customer Information Centre on 138 138 or to register your details to receive project updates via email, please contact:
Carolyn WalkerPhone: (08) 9450 1445 (8.00 am to 6.00 pm only) After hours: 138 138Email: firstname.lastname@example.org