Toodyay Road Upgrade
- 1km road widening has been completed on the Wheatbelt section of Toodyay Road between Dryandra Road intersection and the Goomalling Toodyay Road, with further upgrades planned
- Improve safety and efficiencies
Toodyay Road provides a key connection between Perth, Toodyay and surrounding communities.
The upgrade was a result of the Government’s Wheatbelt Highway Safety Review in 2015, which identified Toodyay Road as the travel route with the highest crash density in the Wheatbelt region.
Planned works include;
- Passing lanes and heavy vehicle climbing lanes near Jingaling Brook Road, Sandplain Road and Salt Valley Road intersections
- A realignment and new structure at Jimperding Brook
- Passing lanes and Intersection improvements at Fernie Road
- Shoulder widening / sealing and installation of audible edge lining
- Intersection improvements along the route
Image: Toodyay Road
1km section widening of road between Racecourse Road and Clackline Toodyay Road was completed in early 2019.
Further upgrades are planned; however, there is currently no funding available for further works.
We are currently completing land acquisitions, and utility providers will carry out utility relocations.
A Community Reference Group has been working with us since 2017 to provide input to the project from the community. The group includes representatives from the Shire of Toodyay, road users, landowners and community groups (resident associations and environmental groups) and emergency services.
Read more information on our January Project Update.
Approvals from both the State and Federal Governments have been received for clearing permits without any objections from the public.
The environmental offset for the project will ensure a property of 196 hectares of prime Wandoo woodland adjacent to the Clackline Nature Reserve will be conserved in perpetuity.
Additionally 188 artificial black cockatoo nesting hollows will be installed in the reserve or in other nearby nature reserves. The reserve and the nesting hollows will be managed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
A revegetation plan has been developed to contribute to the ecological connectivity and to preserve the look and feel of the roadside. Seed collections have been undertaken on Toodyay Road to ensure the species currently on the roadside are available for revegetation.