​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Kwinana Freeway Northbound Widening

Russell Road to Roe Highway

  • Widening the freeway
  • Construction commenced in 2018 and is expected to open in stages from early-2020
  • Reduce travel times and ease congestion

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Image: Construction machinery parked along Kwinana Freeway in the project construction area


This project forms part of our overall plan to transform Mitchell and Kwinana freeways to support population growth and economic development. It involves widening Kwinana Freeway, providing an additional lane from Russell Road to Berrigan Drive and two additional lanes from Berrigan Drive to Farrington Road.

Other works include:

  • Construction of noise walls where required along the western side of Kwinana Freeway
  • Upgrade and realignment of the existing Principal Shared Path (PSP)
  • Modifications to drainage, kerbing, surfacing, lighting, road safety barriers, service relocations, signage and line marking

Related works in the area include construction of Collector Distributor (CD) roads associated with Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge project. CD roads are lower speed roads parallel to the freeway to provide merging opportunities.

Project Update

Staged opening from March

A staged opening of the new northbound lanes will begin in late March. Motorists will notice changes to the freeway alignment as new lanes are opened and existing lanes are temporarily closed. Please see our latest Construction Update for more information.

Making our road network more sustainable

Crushed Recycled Concrete was recently trialled on our Kwinana Freeway Northbound Widening and Murdoch Drive Connection projects under full-depth asphalt, with some of the recycled material coming from the Subiaco Oval demolition. 

The pilot program has involved collaborating with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, the Waste Management Authority and industry to develop specifications.

Through the Western Australia Waste Strategy 2030, the State Government has committed to using up to 200,000 tonnes of Crushed Recycled Concrete in road construction projects by the end of the year. 


Video: Roads to reuse 

Nearing completion

With the project approaching completion, we thank road users and the local community for your support and cooperation while works have taken place. The new northbound lanes will open in stages from March through to April. This staged opening is required to enable other works in the area to be completed. This includes the installation of safety barriers and drainage in preparation for the Thornlie-Cockburn Link METRONET project and the construction of piers for the new Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge.

Read the latest Project Update for more information. 

PSP detour update

The eighth phase of PSP detours will commence in March 2020. The changes include the removal of the detour between Kentucky Court and Berrigan Drive. Please read our latest Construction Update for more information.

Upgrade and closure of path access points

The existing shared path between Russell Road and Farrington Road is being realigned to provide space for the additional northbound freeway lanes. Twelve access points are being upgraded as part of works. Eight existing access points cannot be upgraded to meet the new standard and will permanently closed. Open Construction Update PDF to find out more.

Cyclist and pedestrian detours

A series of detours are in place to ensure the safety of cyclists, pedestrians, road users and our workforce. Open project detour maps PDF for more information. ​


Berrigan Drive on-ramp to Kwinana Freeway northbound

  • Closed from 7pm Friday 3 April to 1am Saturday 4 April, and Saturday 4 April 6am to 7pm
  • Signed detour in place. Freeway speed reduced to 60 km/h on approach to the works.
  • Roadworks Update

Beeliar Drive on-ramp to Kwinana Freeway northbound

  • Closed on Sunday 5 April from 6am to 7pm
  • Signed detour in place. Freeway speed reduced to 60 km/h on approach to the works
  • Roadworks Update

Kwinana Freeway northbound off-ramp to Berrigan Drive

  • Closed on Monday 6 April from 9am to 7pm
  • Signed detour in place. Freeway speed reduced to 60 km/h on approach to the works
  • Roadworks Update

Russell Road on-ramp to Kwinana Freeway northbound

  • Closed on Wednesday 8 April 9am to 7pm
  • Signed detour in place. Freeway speed reduced to 60 km/h on approach to the works
  • Roadworks Update


  • May 2018: Contract awarded
  • Mid to late 2018: Construction commenced
  • Early-2020: Phased openings of completed sections
  • Principal Shared Path to open in stages from September 2019​


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Kwinana Freeway Northbound Widening map Image: Map


  • Reduce congestion and improve safety, particularly in morning peak periods
  • Provide for an extra 1,800 vehicles per hour on Kwinana Freeway
  • Find out more on other complementary works in the area: Armadale Road to North Lake Road BridgeSmart Freeways - Kwinana Northbound. These projects will enable traffic to move more effectively through this critical part of the metropolitan road network.


The State and Commonwealth Governments have committed $49 million, as part of a $2.3 billion package of road and rail infrastructure works.

​Find out more        

Open Path Detour Update PDF - June 2019 

Open Path Detour Update PDF - January 2019

Open Path Detour Information and Frequently Asked Questions PDF - December 2018


Open Construction Update PDF - March 2020 

Open Project Update PDF​ - December 2019

Open Project update PDF - October 2019

Open Upgrade and closure of PSP access points PDF - May 2019

Open project update PDF - May 2019

Open project update PDF - September 2018

Open project update PDF - April 2018

Open project update PDF - August 2017

Information Sheets

Open Vibration Information Sheet PDF

Open Dust Information Sheet PDF

Open Night Works Information Sheet PDF

Open Environment Information Sheet PDF

Open Property Survey Information Sheet PDF 

Construction Reference Group

Open Meeting minutes PDF​ - December 2019

Open Meeting minutes PDF - March 2019

Open Meeting minutes PDF - July 2018

Media Statements

Perth's big job-creating road build making huge progress - 3 July 2019

Overhaul of Mitchell and Kwinana freeways begin - 14 October 2018

Perth's southern suburbs job creating, congestion tackling combo fix - 22 June 2018​

Last Updated: 03 April 2020