Great Eastern Highway Roadworks - Forrestfield-Airport Link

 

Overview

To pave the way for the future Forrestfield-Airport Link - a new train line connecting Forrestfield to the city - we are undertaking a series of roadworks along Great Eastern Highway in the City of Belmont.

A $12.5 million upgrade at the intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Fauntleroy Avenue has largely been completed. We are also upgrading the nearby intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Coolgardie Avenue, which will be completed in February 2017.

As part of the Forrestfield-Airport Link project, Brearley Avenue will be closed between First Street and Dunreath Drive from 17 January 2017 to facilitate construction of the new Belmont Station (formerly known as Airport West Station).

 

Brearley Avenue closure

The closure of Brearley Avenue from First Street to Dunreath Drive came into effect on 17 January 2017.

First Street is now a primary road with traffic on Brearley Avenue required to give way at the T-junction. View our plan of the modified road layout.

This means there is no longer access to Perth Airport’s T3 and T4 via Brearley Avenue.

As a result:

Traffic on Tonkin Highway and Great Eastern Highway eastbound is being directed to the terminals via the recently constructed Dunreath Drive interchange.

Westbound traffic on Great Eastern Highway is being directed to T3 and T4 via the upgraded intersection at Fauntleroy Avenue.

At Dunreath Drive, traffic exiting Perth Airport's T3 and T4 now has the option of turning left to Tonkin Highway or right to Fauntleroy Avenue.

Road users are encouraged to take note of new directional signage along key sections of the road network approaching the airport terminals and to plan their journey in advance to avoid delays.

Operational ‘how to’ videos illustrating the new routes to T3 and T4 can be viewed below:

You may also read our latest newsletter which illustrates how the route to T3 and T4 has changed.

 

Great Eastern Highway - Coolgardie Avenue intersection upgrade

The upgraded intersection at Coolgardie Avenue will include dedicated right- turn lanes for Great Eastern Highway traffic in both directions and modifications to the signals to improve traffic flow.

It will provide alternative local access for Redcliffe residents.

The following closures will be in place to facilitate resurfacing:

​Location​Timeframe​Impact

​Great Eastern Highway

Ben St to Centre Ave

​23 to 24 February

8pm to 10pm nightly

  • ​Reduced to single lane in both directions via contraflow
  • Speed limit reduced
​Great Eastern Highway

Ben St to Centre Ave

​23 to 24 February

10pm to 5am nightly

  • ​Closed westbound
  • Detours in place

To facilitate the upgrade, night works are required until from November to March 2017. Intermittent lane closures will be in place in both directions with speed restrictions from 8pm to 6am nightly.

Work is scheduled to be completed by February 2017.

View a plan of the upgraded intersection.

 

Great Eastern Highway - Fauntleroy Avenue Intersection Upgrade

On 22 December 2016 the upgraded intersection of Great Eastern Highway-Fauntleroy Avenue reopened to traffic.

This project, completed by MACA Civil Pty Ptd, included widening Great Eastern Highway to build shared left turn lanes and bus priority lanes, dedicated right turn lanes and U-turn facilities.

Additional landscaping and finishing works to complement this upgrade will be undertaken in early 2017, including the relocation of bus stops and completion of footpaths.

This upgraded intersection at Great Eastern Highway and Fauntleroy Avenue is now the primary access to the General Aviation precinct at the airport. It also provides alternative access to Terminals 3 and 4 for westbound traffic on Great Eastern Highway.

 

Getting to Perth Airport

Visit the Perth Airport website for a quick guide to help get you to the right terminal.

T3 and T4

The upgraded intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Fauntleroy Avenue will provide access to Terminals 3 and 4 for westbound traffic on Great Eastern Highway once Brearley Avenue is closed from First Street to Dunreath Drive on 17 January 2017.  It will also remain the primary access to the General Aviation precinct.

All other road users heading to these terminals will be redirected via the new Tonkin Highway - Dunreath Drive interchange.

 

Dunreath Drive / Tonkin Highway roundabout controlled interchange 


Further information

For further roadwork information, please phone our Customer Information Centre on 138 138 or email enquiries@mainroads.wa.gov.au.

For further information regarding the Forrestfield-Airport Link Project, please visit the project website or phone 9326 2000.

 

Modified: 22 Feb 2017