Commonwealth Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann and Western Australian Minister for Transport Dean Nalder officially opened the first stage of the Kwinana Freeway $77.5 million upgrade between Roe Highway and Russell Road on Saturday 15 August 2015.
The opening will allow more than 52,000 motorists driving on the Kwinana Freeway southbound each day to enjoy a four-lane freeway between Roe Highway and Armadale Road, ahead of time and under budget.
One of the key advantages is the extension of the three lanes on the freeway under the Roe Highway Bridge, with vehicles exiting from Roe Highway now joining the freeway using a dedicated lane.
We thank all freeway users and residents for their patience during this important upgrade.
We also continue to welcome queries from the community via a dedicated 24/7 project information line - 1300 889 247 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The completion of these works has allowed the next stage of widening the three kilometres between Armadale and Russell Roads to start in coming weeks, which will ultimately bring the total length of the project to around 7.2 kilometres. Visit the Armadale
Road to Russell Road Widening page for further information about the
The Kwinana Freeway Southbound Widening project received a major boost in October 2014 with extra lanes added to alleviate the significant congestion issues at the Roe Highway/Kwinana Freeway merge point.
Both the Australian and Western Australian Governments
announced the additional components for the project which will include:
The four lanes will address the congestion and queuing problems that currently occur on both the Roe Highway and the Kwinana Freeway during expanded peak periods. It will also reduce the pressure on local distributor roads that are currently used as 'rat runs' to avoid the significant queuing at the interchange.
The revised scope excludes the future enhancement of the Roe Highway/Kwinana Freeway interchange as part of the Perth Freight Link Project. This means that any works in this area will link into this future project and minimise any works that may become redundant.
We sincerely thank the following local residents who are members of our Construction Reference Group: Margaret Colvin, Anne Ellis, Rob Grieve, Mike Griffin and Chris Hossen. The CRG has met several times to review the project’s progress and provide feedback on project designs, and further meetings will be held at regular intervals throughout construction. We thank these members for volunteering their time on behalf of the surrounding communities.
The Construction Reference Group (CRG) is designed to:
The Kwinana Freeway is a major arterial road servicing the southern sector of the Perth metropolitan area. The project is required for the following reasons:
To alleviate the traffic congestion and to improve road safety, the project scope involves widening 5km of the Kwinana Freeway to four lanes from the Roe Highway entry ramp to the Armadale Road exit ramp in the southbound direction, as show in the
lane configuration diagram. It also includes:
Construction will impact road users and the local community, and we will be keeping the community informed about the project as it progresses. We will be working with the contractor to implement a Traffic Management Plan to minimise the expected impacts.
The project aims to achieve the following objectives:
The project will:
Community engagement is a critical aspect of any major road project. We will be advising the local communities, business and other stakeholders about the project using a range of communication materials including newsletters, website information, signage, media and other regular channels, as well as the direct engagement with the Construction Reference Group.
For all construction queries and information requests, or to register for project updates, please contact call the 24/7 project information line on 1300 889 247, email
email@example.com or visit the