Road Projects - State Government

The State Government secured more than $552 million for six major road projects in Perth's southern suburbs (May 2017). The eight projects will fix congestion hotspots on major arterial roads through the southern suburban road network and will create more than 4,000 jobs during construction.

Funding for the projects is the result of a new Commonwealth-State $2.3 billion funding arrangement that includes the full relocation of funding from the cancelled Perth Freight Link.

Southern suburbs projects

Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge (Armadale Road Bridge)
Cost estimate: $237 million
Construction of a new bridge over Kwinana Freeway conecting Armadale Road to North Lake Road which will ease congestion at Cockburn Central Station and the Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre. The project will also provide a direct link between Armadale and North Lake Roads, improve access to Kwinana Freeway and support residential and commercial expansion in Cockburn and Armadale.
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Armadale Road Widening 
Cost estimate: $145 million
Widening of Armadale Road to two lanes either way from Tapper to Anstey Road (6.9km).
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Murdoch Drive Connection 
Cost estimate: $100 million
An extension of Murdoch Drive south from Farrington Road to connect with Roe Highway and Kwinana Freeway.
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Smart Freeway - Kwinana Northbound 
Cost estimate: $47 million
  • The creation of an additional lane from Canning Highway to the Narrows Bridge
  • Use of smart technology to:
    • Open and close the emergency stopping lane for incidents
    • Adjsut speed limits
    • Provide emergency access during incidents
    • Ramp signals and electronic message signs to inform of conditions ahead
The project will improve freeway capacity between Russell Road and the Narrows Bridge, and alleviate traffic congestion entering from Canning Highway and merging into the three existing freeway lanes.
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Kwinana Freeway northbound widening 
Cost estimate: $49 million
Widening of Kwinana Freeway northbound from Russell Rd to Roe Highway. The widening will allow for a third lane for the nine kilometres from Russell Road to Farrington Road.
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Karel Avenue upgrades  
Cost estimate: $15 million
Karel Avenue will be widened to create a dual carriageway which will improve access onto Roe Highway.
  • Widening of Karel Avenue between the Farrington Road intersection and Roe Highway to four lanes
  • Widening of Karel Avenue between Roe Highway and the Berrigan Drive roundabout to a four-lane dual carriageway
  • Widening and extending Karel Avenue bridge over Roe Highway.
Construction will commence in 2019 and is expected to be completed late 2020. All levels of government are involved in this project including the City of Cockburn, state and federal government as well as Jandakot Airport Holding. 
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Stock Road and Beeliar Drive intersection upgrade

Construction scheduled to commence in 2020 for completion mid 2021.

Other Projects

Metronet - Thornlie to Cockburn link
The project involves new rail between Beckenham and Thornlie stations, two new train stations at Nicholson Road and Ranford Road and a new platform at Cockburn train station.
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