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 Hodges to Hepburn

What's happening

Perth’s latest Smart Freeway is progressing on the Mitchell Freeway southbound between Hodges Drive and Vincent Street. Its installation will see, along the freeway at various points, intermittent lane closures, full freeway closures, full and partial ramp closures and detours during both day and night works.

We have already seen the:

  • Construction of the additional lane between Warwick Road and Hepburn Avenue.
  • Construction of the concrete barrier along the median.
  • Traffic has been shifted onto the median and right lanes, creating a safe space to enable construction works to occur along the left lane and verge.
  • At the Warwick Road, Whitfords Avenue and Ocean Reef Road, ramp widening works for the installation of Intelligent Transport System technology, street lighting, drainage and barriers.
  • Changes to the Vincent Street on-ramp being implemented.
 As these works can sometimes need to happen quickly, we encourage you to subscribe to our project updates for the latest information or check our Travel Map to stay up to speed with roadworks notifcations.

Path upgrades

Work is under way to construct retaining walls and noise walls, as well as the Principal Shared Path (PSP) along the Mitchell Freeway southbound between Ocean Reef Road and Warwick Train Station, with existing sections being upgraded to meet current access and mobility standards.

A series of intermittent path detours have been implemented to ensure the safety of path users, road users and our workforce, whilst construction works take place. Temporary signage showing detour route maps is located at shared path entry points and work locations. Directional signage will guide cyclists through the detour routes.

The PSP construction from Ocean Reef Road to Warwick Train Station is anticipated to be completed  early in 2024.

Have a scroll through the Path closures and Roadworks sections on this page to learn more about the locations and detours.

Works progressing well

Works to install smart technology on entry-ramps from Hester Avenue to Vincent Street have commenced, and temporary traffic management at these sites can be anticipated over the rest of this year.

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.

A number of changes will be implemented at and along the Hutton Street southbound on-ramp and the associated side roads. Find out more in the Stephenson Avenue Extension project section below, to understand these changes better.

Stephenson Avenue Extension Project

This project is providing a new connection from Cedric Street to Scarborough Beach Road, including an interchange at Mitchell Freeway with a southbound Smart Freeway on-ramp, as well as new local road links to Ellen Stirling Boulevard.

To stay informed and receive the latest updates on roadworks, traffic conditions, and access for this project, subscribe to our projects updates.

View the Stephenson Avenue Extension project page here.

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