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  Late 2019
Building Armadale Road Bridge Late 2021

The final stage of the duplication of Armadale Road from Tapper Road to Armadale should be completed by late 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 Late 2019
Duplicating Jandakot Road (in part) Late 2021
Duplicating Karel Avenue (in part) Late 2020

Kwinana Freeway will be 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
  • Smart Freeway – Kwinana Northbound
  • Growing network of walking and bike paths/roads
Perth’s first Smart Freeway will include an additional lane from Canning Highway to Narrows Bridge, and technology to open and close traffic lanes and adjust speed limits.
While much is being done to alleviate traffic congestion, it does take time and requires a coordinated approach by all levels of government. As space for further 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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