​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.

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

Fencing to be installed along New Lord Street

Since the opening of stage one on 4 April, there has been a much higher than expected impact on kangaroos. As a result, Main Roads and Whiteman Park Management have determined that a fauna fence will be installed along the east side of New Lord Street between Youle-Dean Road and Cranleigh Street.

The monitoring of kangaroo movements and migration patterns is ongoing and further actions will be taken where deemed necessary.

Speed reductions, wildlife signage and Variable Message Boards have been in place since the road opened.

Impact to Bus Services

From Monday 15 April - The existing bus stops on Lord Street between the Ellenbrook transfer station / Lord Street bus depot and Park Street will not be operational. Read the roadworks update for more information.

From Thursday 4 April - Bus stops on Park Street, Charlton Way, Whiteman Park and Lord Street will see changes to services. See the roadworks update for more information.

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

  • Alternating closures of Park Street and Youle-Dean Road access to and from Lord Street
    • Park Street will be closed Wednesday 19 June from approximately 8pm to 5am
  • Fairmount Boulevard between Park Street and Bildersee Avenue
  • Gnangara Road, Drumpellier Drive and New Lord Street intersection
    • Lane closures and speed reductions  from 29 May to late-July, 8pm to 6am (intermittent nights)
    • Roadworks update
  • Gnangara Road, west of Drumpellier Drive intersection
    • Westbound lane closure and speed reductions from 30 May to mid-June 2019, 9am to 3pm (intermittent days)
  • Lord Street between Marshall Road and Reid Highway
    • Closed northbound, with southbound reduced to a single lane from 1 June to late-July 2019, 9pm to 5am (intermittent nights)
    • Detour in place
  • Lord Street between Park Street and Gnangara Road
    • Closed from 15 April to mid-July 2019 
    • Detour in place
  • Lord Street from Youle-Dean Road and Harrow Street
  • Marshall Road and Dayton Boulevard between New Lord Street and Arthur Street
  • New Lord Street between Gnangara Road intersection and Reid Highway
    • Single lane closures and reduced speed zones from late April to mid-July 2019, 6am to 5pm 
    • Traffic notice
  • Park Street roundabout and adjoining roads
    • Closed from 6 June to late-July 2019, 8pm to 6am (intermittent nights)
    • Detour in place
  • Youle- Dean Road between Lord Street and Everglades Avenue
    • Closed from 6 June to late-July 2019, 8pm to 6am (intermittent nights)
    • Detour in place
  • Visit our Travel Map for all traffic and travel information that may impact your trip.

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.

 

 

Image: New Lord Street map

​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
  • Early-2019: Construction completion
Last Updated: 19 June 2019