Australian Government Senator Chris Back and Western Australian Government Transport Minister Bill Marmion MLA announced the completion of the Kwinana Freeway Southbound Widening project and the Russell Road Upgrade (part of the Aubin Grove Station Project).
Widening almost 3.5 km of the freeway southbound to three lanes between Armadale Road and Russell Road has provided increased traffic capacity for more than 52,000 motorists driving southbound each day. This will reduce driver frustration as a result of faster travel times and a more efficient road network.
Traffic speeds have returned to 100 km/h on the freeway and 60 km/h on the Russell Road ramp.
A newsletter was recently distributed to residents and businesses in the suburbs of Atwell and Success to update residents about the project, including the widening, noise mitigation and revegetation.
As part of our commitment to improving our communication with community members, we would be grateful if you could spare five minutes to complete a brief survey.
We would like to thank the community, particularly the residents of Atwell, and road users for their patience and cooperation during these works.
Property owners located within 100 m of the works area who took up the offer of a property condition survey at the start of the road works, will be contacted by the surveyor after project completion to arrange a follow up inspection.
The Australian and Western Australian Governments announced on Friday April 24, 2015 that a further $14.9 million was allocated towards widening Kwinana Freeway (southbound) from Armadale Road to Russell Road.
The additional investment provided a further 3.5 km of widening works south to Russell Road, bringing the total length of freeway widening to around 8 km from Roe Highway to Russell Road.
More than 52,000 vehicles use this section of Kwinana Freeway each day, and this figure is expected to rise to 75,000 vehicles by 2021.
The project works included:
The project aims to achieve the following objectives:
The project will:
We met with Harvest Lakes Residents Association, the Community of Aubin Grove and residents at Southern Cross Care to discuss the project in the early stages of construction.
These meetings resulted in three community members volunteering to join the Construction Reference Group.
The Construction Reference Group met four times during the project, and provided ongoing feedback and input into the project.
Louise Richardson, Community Relations Manager
Tel: 1300 131 230