Additional 3km southbound widening for Kwinana Freeway

Media Release

JB040/2015

24 April 2015

Joint release with:

Dean Nalder

WA Minister for Transport

  • $14.9 million committed to widen the Kwinana Freeway southbound a further 3km to Russell Road
  • Tender to be awarded mid-2015 and construction work due for completion mid-2016
  • Kwinana Freeway southbound widening now worth $77.5 million, with the Australian and Western Australian Governments each providing $38.75 million

The Australian and Western Australian Governments are building more world class infrastructure to cater for future growth by today committing a further $14.9 million towards widening the Kwinana Freeway (southbound) from Armadale Road to Russell Road.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said this additional investment will provide a further 3km of widening works south to Russell Road, bringing the total length of the project now underway to around 7.2km.

“More than 52,000 vehicles use this section of the Kwinana Freeway each day, already exceeding its capacity and this figure is expected to rise to 75,000 vehicles by 2021.”

“This project along with our other game changing infrastructure investments like the Perth Freight Link, Northlink WA and Gateway WA will unlock the economic capacity of Western Australia.”

WA Transport Minister Dean Nalder said delivery of the new works would avoid the need for further widening or other congestion control measures to be implemented by 2018 to 2020.

“By delivering infrastructure in the current competitive marketplace, we expect to achieve significant savings to provide better roads for motorists and greater value for taxpayer's dollars.”

Construction of the Armadale Road to Russell Road section is expected to commence in the coming months and be completed by mid-2016.