We have now completed construction of a new 1.2km section of Principal Shared Path (PSP) along the western side of the Mitchell Freeway in Gwelup, linking the Erindale Road and Reid Highway underpasses.
The project started in May 2014 and has been completed and opened to the public on 24 October 2014. The completed path includes two 1.5m lanes, sealed shoulders, lighting, retaining walls and safety barriers. It provides a safer and more direct route for path users, especially during peak traffic periods, by reducing the need for interaction between pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
Due to the local terrain, several retaining structures have been constructed but the grade has been limited to three percent to comply with mobility standards. Some clearing within the freeway road reserve was required for this project but has been kept to the minimum.
The following diagram shows the alignment of the new PSP:
Alignment diagram for new PSP
This $3.3million project has been funded by the Department of Transport as part of the Western Australian Bicycle Network (WABN) Plan 2014-2031.
Leanne Pitcher, Main Roads' Community Relations Representative
Tel: 0408 923 249