Smart Freeway - Mitchell Southbound

Hester Avenue to Vincent Street

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Major upgrades include widening the freeway, rolling out Smart Freeways and upgrading paths.

Smart Freeway - <em>Mitchell Southbound</em>

What's happening

The speed limit has been reduced to a consistent 80km/h from Hodges Drive to Hutton Street, to assist motorists to safely navigate the multiple work zones currently in place and avoid confusion with constant speed changes.

Reduced speed limits are a requirement of traffic management, to increase safety for workers and road users. While at times it may not look like work is happening in the area, there may be activities that motorists cannot see, or changed road conditions which create additional risks.

Removal of vegetation is under way between Hepburn Avenue and Warwick Road. This work will enable construction of a new lane along the verge, as well as an emergency lane, path and noise walls.

Read more in the Environment heading below.

Prepatory works will commence around Reid Highway and the Mitchell Freeway interchange with Balcatta Road from early August, for the installation of new electronic signage. This includes service locations, digging of new service trenches and some vegetation clearing. Read the Construction Update here.

Path upgrades

A number of path closures are in place to facilitate construction of the new shared path along Mitchell Freeway. Learn more about the locations and detours under the 'Roadworks and path closures' heading below.

A series of intermittent detours will be required to ensure the safety of path users, road users and our workforce whilst construction works are taking place.

Works progressing well

Construction of the new freeway lane in the median is progressing well, along with drainage works and installation of a new barrier along the rail line.

Works to install smart technology on nine freeway entry-ramps from Hester Avenue to Warwick Road have commenced, with temporary traffic management in place.

We’re continuing to explore innovative design solutions to retain vegetation and increase areas for urban landscaping. A comprehensive landscaping and revegetation plan is being finalised.


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