​New Lord Street

We are working in partnership with the City of Swan and CPB Contractors to deliver the New Lord Street project. The high quality, dual carriageway road will connect Reid Highway and Gnangara Road, removing one the major bottlenecks on our local road network – the southbound approach to the Marshall Road roundabout, where queues during the morning peak can extend to 2.5 kilometres.

Latest news

Construction Update - December 2018

Construction works are taking place in various locations across the New Lord Street alignment between Gnangara Road and Reid Highway. Please see our latest Construction Update for more information.


​LocationEstimated timeframe​Impact​

Marshall Road and New Lord Street intersection

(including Luminous Boulevard)

Dayton Boulevard

Arthur St to Lord St (including roundabout at Lord St)

14 January to 31 March

7pm to 7am Monday to Saturday

7am to 5pm Sundays

Lord Street

Charlton Way to Park St

14 January to mid-March

(intermittent nights)

8pm to 6am

  • ​Closed in both directions
  • Detour in place

Gnangara Road and Drumpellier Dr intersection

Ongoing to 31 March

(intermittent nights)

7pm to 5am

  • ​Lane closures and speed reductions
  • Pedestrian crossing closed
​Drumpellier Drive

21 to ​24 January

8pm to 7am nightly

8pm 25 to 7am 28 January

24 hours

  • ​Northbound lane closed from Gnangara Road to Westbrook Parade
  • Detour in place

Scope of works

  • 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.


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


​Key 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.


​Key dates

  • Variation to the existing contract for the Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit project: Mid-2017
  • Early works: Mid-late 2017
  • Heavy construction commencement: January 2018
  • Construction completion: Early-2019
Last Updated: 14 January 2019