​Drumpellier Drive (​​​New Lord Street)

  • Working 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.
  • Remove 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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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 currently 60 km/h.

Please abide by this speed as there are still works going on in the area as well as a high kangaroo population. Please drive carefully and be wary of wildlife that habitat the surrounding areas especially at dusk and dawn.

Roadworks 

Intermittent single lane closures until late- September.

Finishing works are currently underway including the shared path, Henley Street bus station and landscaping.

​Open from 16 August 2019:
  • Dayton Boulevard roundabout, including Isoodon Street
  • Isoodon Street between Dayton Boulevard and Cranleigh Street
  • Isoodon Street  between Youle-Dean Road and Harrow Street
  • Isoodon Street between Gnangara Road and Park Street, no access into the Henley Bus station until further notice
  • Drumpellier Drive southbound lanes between Park Street and Youle-Dean Road​
Lane closures and speed reduction until end of September: 
  • Gnangara Road and Drumpellier Drive intersection
  • Park Street and Drumpellier Drive roundabout
  • Whiteman Park roundabout
  • Marshall Road and Drumpellier Drive intersection
  • Dayton Boulevard and Isoodon Street roundabout
  • Marshall Road between Cheltenham Road and Dayton Boulevard
  • Isoodon Street between Marshall Road and Reid Highway

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.

 

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​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
Last Updated: 03 September 2019