Kwinana Freeway Principal Shared Path

South of Narrows Bridge to Thelma Street footbridge


On 8 September 2014 we completed a major upgrade of the Principal Shared Path (PSP) adjacent to the Kwinana Freeway, between south of The Narrows Bridge and the Thelma Street footbridge.

The project included:

  • Widening the PSP to four metres (where possible);
  • Installation of a pre-cast concrete wave deflector wall on the retaining wall near Judd Street to minimise river overflow in high tidal and severe weather conditions; and
  • Strengthening of the sloping river wall on the bank of the Swan River between Bowman Street and Lyall Street.

The project also included emergency repair works to a section of decayed river wall, which partially collapsed in a winter storm surge.

The upgraded PSP has:

  • Improve mobility and safety for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Improve access for maintenance vehicles and minimise future PSP damage
  • Improve the PSP alignment to improve visibility; and
  • Ensured the long term life of the PSP 


Project rationale

This section of PSP between the Narrows Bridge and the Canning Bridge is the most heavily trafficked in the metropolitan area. It recorded more than 3,000 daily and 712,000 annual bike movements in 2011 and usage is growing at an annual rate of about seven percent.



This $3.1million project was funded by the State Government’s 2013-14 Infrastructure for Community Access Program (Department of Transport) and the Network Safety Improvement Program.


Modified: 01 Jun 2017