​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.

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Upcoming roundabout closure

Sections of Marshall Road and Lord Street will be temporarily closed as we connect New Lord Street to existing local roads. This closure is due to start Tuesday 7 May for roughly eight weeks. Existing Lord Street will remain open until key sections of the New Lord Street alignment are operational.

Please see the Information Sheet for more details and a detour map.

Upcoming closure

Lord Street will be temporarily closed between Park Street and Gnangara Road to enable construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Lord Street and Henley Street and to complete a connection between Lord Street and Starflower Place. Due to start on Monday 15 April,  the anticipated timeframe is eight weeks.

Please see the Information Sheet for more details and a detour map.


​LocationEstimated timeframe​Impact​

Marshall Road and New Lord Street intersection

(including Luminous Blvd)

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

​Isoodon Street and Daviesia Corner11 March – 7 April
24 hours​

Youle-Dean Road

between Lord St and Everglades Av

18 March – 23 March
9am – 5pm
Lord Street
Between Charlton Wy and Youle-Dean Rd
​18 March – 23 March
9pm – 6am
  • ​Southbound lane closed.
  • Detours in place

Lord Street

Charlton Way to Park St

25 February to 23 March

24 hour works

  • ​Closed in both directions
  • Detour in place
Charlton Way and Lord Street intersection22 March 2019
From 8pm​
  • ​Permanently closed
Drumpellier Drive northbound
At Gnangara Road
11 March to 2 April
8pm to 7am
Intermittent nights

Gnangara Road and Drumpellier Drive intersection

Ongoing to 31 March

7pm to 5am

Intermittent nights

  • ​Lane closures and speed reductions
  • Pedestrian crossing closed

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: 19 March 2019