A project to widen the southbound section of the Kwinana Freeway between Roe Highway and Armadale Road to accommodate a third lane is expected to commence in mid-2014.
The project will primarily involve the construction of a third southbound lane along this 4.2 km section of the freeway, similar to the previously completed section between Leach and Roe Highways.
A project overview newsletter was distributed throughout the surrounding communities in mid-February 2014 advising of the project.
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 4.2 km of the Kwinana Freeway to three lanes from the Roe Highway entry ramp to the Armadale Road exit ramp in the southbound direction, as show in the concept map. It also includes:
Kwinana Freeway southbound will remain as two lanes under the bridge at Roe Highway. Traffic modeling has shown a greater demand for the third lane south of Roe Highway, with significant numbers of vehicles entering the freeway at this location.
The modeling has also shown that large numbers of vehicles exit at Armadale Road, so constructing a third southbound lane is expected to improve the existing peak hour congestion conditions.
Construction will impact on 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.
Noise walls have been constructed alongside the southbound freeway carriageway between the freight rail line and Berrigan Drive to reduce disruption during construction for residents. The noise walls are designed to minimise noise and provide privacy to adjacent residents.
The project aims to achieve the following objectives:
The project will:
Community engagement is a critical aspect of any major road project. Main Roads and the Contractor 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 the project will impact on some residents located alongside the freeway, a Construction Reference Group (CRG) will be established to:
We invite community members to nominate via written application for this group. Preference will be given to those people living closest to the freeway. For more information and a copy of the Terms of Reference, please contact:
Carolyn WalkerEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: (08) 9450 1445
Additionally, to register for project updates via email, please send your details to Carolyn's email address.