Russell Road Upgrade

​Aubin Grove Station Project

 

Latest news

The opening of the new Aubin Grove Station on 23 April 2017 will result in changed traffic conditions on Russell Road.

The barriers, cones and other temporary traffic management currently in place will be removed and the traffic signals at the entrance to the station will be commissioned for use.

Australian Government Senator Chris Back and former 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).

The new bridge over the Kwinana Freeway has doubled the number of traffic lanes to four in each direction on Russell Road, improving traffic movements and catering for expanded traffic volumes expected to be accessing the new 2000 bay car park at the future Aubin Grove train station.

The new bridge greatly improves the general connectivity of Perth’s southern suburbs by making public transport even more attractive for people intending to walk, cycle, drive and park at the station.

Some landscaping works remain, which will be completed in the cooler weather (around June).

The City of Cockburn is working on modifying the intersection of Gibbs Road and Lyon Road and changing the intersection from an existing single lane roundabout to a signalised intersection. Please visit City of Cockburn website for more information.

 

Traffic impact

Lamar Court Closure

Access to Lamar Court from Russell Road was permanently closed on 26 August, turning the street into a cul-de-sac.

The closure of the street was requested by the City of Cockburn and formed part of the Western Australian Planning Commission's Development Approval for the new Aubin Grove Station and Russell Road Upgrade projects.

For queries about the closure of Lamar Court, please email projects@pta.wa.gov.au or phone 9326 2739.

 

Freeway Closures

The project required some major closures and associated traffic management, and we thank residents, businesses and road users for their patience during those times.

The Russell Road closure from 9 to 12 September allowed us to build the intersection areas around the new bridge and reposition traffic signals at their final location.

The three weekends of major construction works to upgrade Russell Road and build the new Aubin Grove Station were successfully completed on 27 June 2016.

Our time lapse video shows some of the construction, including lifting the bridge and rail beams into position.

A static view time lapse video can be found on our YouTube channel.

The closures were announced in April, and saved road users several months of disruptions.

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Overview

The $125 million Aubin Grove Station project involve the construction of a new station in the median of the Kwinana Freeway, just north of Russell Road. The project is being managed by the Public Transport Authority to provide a train station for the growing communities in Perth's southern suburbs.

As part of the project, we have upgraded the Russell Road Interchange to cater for increasing traffic demands and to allow better movement for buses and cars around Aubin Grove Station.

 

Scope

The Russell Road Upgrade involved:  

  • Duplicating the bridge over the Kwinana Freeway to accommodate eight lanes of traffic. The design includes two dedicated turning lanes onto the Kwinana Freeway and two through lanes over the freeway in both directions.
  • Upgrading the Russell Road/Gibbs Road approaches to the interchange.
  • Installing traffic signals at the Russell Road entry to the Aubin Grove Station car park.

 

Timeline

​Late 2015Construction commenced
​December 2016Project completed​

 

Further information

The Public Transport Authority is managing the community relations on this project. Please contact the Project's Community Team by email at projects@pta.wa.gov.au or call 13 62 13.

More information on the project can be found on the Public Transport Authority website, where you can also register for project updates under the 'Projects' tab.

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Modified: 13 Apr 2017