​Drumpellier Drive (​​​New Lord Street)

  • Worked in partnership with the City of Swan and CPB Contractors to deliver a high quality, dual carriageway road to connect Reid Highway and Gnangara Road.
  • New Lord Street was opened to traffic in April 2019.
  • Removed one of the major bottlenecks on our local road network – the southbound approach to Marshall Road roundabout where queues during the morning peak can extend 2.5 kilometres.

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Image: Drumpellier Drive

Overview

  • Dual carriageway road between Reid Highway and Gnangara Road, located approximately 200 metres west of the existing Lord Street in the former Perth-Darwin National Highway alignment
  • Roundabouts will be constructed at the intersections of New Lord Street with Park Street and Youle-Dean Road
  • A shared path will improve access to Whiteman Park for cyclists and pedestrians
  • A new bus station and bus priority measures.

Project update

New road names

The City of Swan has advised the renaming of existing roads in the project area. Upon completion of the project, the following road names will be in effect:

  • New Lord Street will be known as Drumpellier Drive
  • Lord Street between Dayton Boulevard and Youle-Dean Road will be renamed as Isoodon Street
  • Lord Street between Park Street roundabout and Gnangara Road will be renamed as Starflower Road

See the latestProject Newsletter for a map showing the ultimate road layout with future road names.

New Lord Street open

The northern section of New Lord Street from Park Street to Gnangara Road was opened on Friday 12 April.

The southern section of New Lord Street between Marshall Road and Park Street officially opened to traffic on 4 April.

The speed limit for New Lord Street is 80 km/h.

Environment

We have taken the opportunity to incorporate some proactive, environmentally friendly and sustainable initiatives into the initial site establishment and vegetation clearing activities such as:

  • A program to salvage and relocate grass trees;
  • Advanced trapping for fauna, such as bandicoots, with release back into a safe location in Whiteman Park;
  • A walkthrough of the project corridor with the Woodturners Association to identify specific trees within the clearing footprint for repurposing by the Association;
  • Identification and spraying of weeds to prevent the weeds spreading;
  • Retention of suitable topsoil and mulching for re-use following construction.

​Benefits

The project will reduce congestion and cut journey times for residents of Ellenbrook, Brabham, Dayton and other surrounding suburbs.

It will relieve pressure on the existing Lord Street, a single carriageway road used by approximately 14,000 vehicles a day. The southbound approach to Marshall Road roundabout is a well-known congestion hotspot, with commuters experiencing queues of up to 2.5 km during morning peak hour.

​Timeline

  • Mid-2017: Variation to the existing contract for the Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit project
  • Mid-late 2017: Early works
  • January 2018: Heavy construction commencement
  • April 2019: Opened to traffic
Last Updated: 02 October 2019