Armadale Road Upgrade - Tapper Road to Anstey Road


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Community information and engagement

Community information displays are being set up to help residents learn more about the project. You are invited to view the concept design and meet members of the project team in an informal setting.

  • Saturday 16 September at Harrisdale Shopping Centre from 9am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday 23 September at Cockburn Central Shopping Centre from 9am to 4.30pm

Expressions of interest are being called from project stakeholders, local community organisations, groups and individuals to join the project’s Construction Reference Group (CRG).

See the September Project Update for more information.

Night works – September 2017

To inform the road upgrade design, a series of investigation works are being carried out over the next three months in road reserve on Armadale Road between Anstey Road in Forrestdale and North Lake Road in Cockburn Central. For more information, please view our Early Works Notification.

Minister's announcement

On 10 May 2017, Transport Minister Hon Rita Saffioti announced that contract for design and construction of the Armadale Road Upgrade had been awarded to the Metropolitan Road Improvement Alliance following the renegotiation of the contract for the Roe 8 project. The project will complement other significant works in Perth’s southern corridor including the widening of Kwinana Freeway and a bridge between Armadale and North Lake Road over Kwinana Freeway, announced as part of a $2.3 billion package of road and rail infrastructure works.


Project overview

The project will upgrade the 6.9 km section of Armadale Road from Tapper Road to Anstey Road. This is the last section of the single carriageway between Kwinana Freeway and Armadale.

The $145 million project, funded by the Commonwealth and State Government, will upgrade will the road from one suited to a semi-rural environment to an urban road able to service the increasing growth and development in the area.

Armadale Road is a strategic freight route connecting the South West and the South East corridor. It is one of the main east-west links within the Perth metropolitan transport network. The link passes through industrial areas, rural subdivisions, recently developed and planned residential subdivisions and connects Armadale sub-regional centre and Albany Highway, forming part of the route to the Fremantle Port.

Current traffic counts show that 27,000 vehicles use Armadale Road between Tapper Road and Warton Road, while 18,000 vehicles per day use Warton Road to Anstey Road.

These traffic volumes regularly exceed the capacity of the existing two lane section, creating congestion and delay for road users.  Safety is also a primary consideration as a total of 438 crashes were recorded from 2010 to 2014, with 57 per cent being rear-end crashes.

The project will provide additional lane capacity to improve safety and operational efficiencies in the area, along with better access and traffic flow.

Pre-construction activities such as service relocations and environmental approvals are works expected to begin in mid-2017.


Project Scope

Works will include:

  • Widening a 6.96 km of Armadale Road from Tapper Road to Anstey Road to a dual carriageway standard
  • Various intersection upgrades at:
    • Nicholson Road;
    • Wright Road;
    • Ghostgum Avenue (previously Fraser Road);
    • Liddelow Road; and
    • Rossiter Avenue.
  • New shared pedestrian and cycling facilities will be installed along the length of the project area.


Project Benefits

The project will:

  • Provide major safety improvements by removing a dangerous bottleneck
  • Reduce travel times on Armadale Road
  • Deliver a better level of service at intersections
  • Improve access to new residential developments, Cockburn Train Station, Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre and the Jandakot Industrial Area
  • Improve amenity for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Improve a strategic freight route connecting the South West and South East corridors of the Perth Metropolitan Area.



The project is currently at the detailed design stage. We anticipate that construction activities will start in late 2017 once all project approvals are received.


Further Information


Modified: 19 Sep 2017