Traffic – what’s being done?

What’s being done about traffic in Cockburn?

We understand that traffic congestion in Cockburn is frustrating, especially around Cockburn Central and Kwinana Freeway at Berrigan Drive.

The City is working with all levels of government to alleviate the congestion, with most of the projects forecast for completion by 2021.

A copy of the video transcript is available in the related documents below.

Cockburn Central

To improve traffic flow at Cockburn Central:

Project Estimated Completion
Spearwood Avenue duplication (in part)  Completed
Duplicating Armadale Road  Completed
Building Armadale Road Bridge Late 2021

The final stage of the duplication of Armadale Road from Tapper Road to Armadale was completed in 2019.

The new Armadale Road Bridge will be built over Kwinana Freeway to connect North Lake Road to Armadale Road and will include new on and off ramps onto the freeway, new roundabouts and distributor roads.

Berrigan Drive

To reduce congestion getting on/off the freeway at Berrigan Drive:

Project Estimated Completion
Widening Kwinana Freeway Completed
Duplicating Jandakot Road (in part) Late 2021
Duplicating Karel Avenue (in part) Mid 2021

Kwinana Freeway has been widened from Russell to Farrington Road. The duplication of Jandakot Road is taking place in two stages, with the final stage due for completion late 2021.

Other projects that will reduce traffic congestion

  • ​New Thornlie to Cockburn rail link - trains will be running in 2023
  • Smart Freeway – Kwinana Northbound - completed
  • Growing network of walking and bike paths/roads
Perth’s first Smart Freeway includes an additional lane from Canning Highway to Narrows Bridge, and technology to open and close traffic lanes and adjust speed limits.
It takes time and requires a coordinated approach by all levels of government to alleviate traffic congestion. As space for roads and vehicle related infrastructure will reduce in the future, we strongly encourage our community to cycle or walk wherever possible. This is the only sustainable way of alleviating traffic congestion.
The next time you go to get in your car, ask yourself if you can travel by bike or foot instead.
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