​New Lord Street

In April 2017, Premier Mark McGowan announced the start of New Lord Street project, noting that a variation to the existing contract for the Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit was being negotiated. As a result of the variation, the dedicated bus transit way between Marshall Road and Ellenbrook Town Centre was removed from the project, with concept planning for the Morley-Ellenbrook rail line commencing.

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

Temporary access changes - Bennett Springs and Dayton - 14 February 2018

A number of temporary local road closures are planned to enable the timely construction of a new intersection connecting New Lord Street and Marshall Road. Please see our latest information sheet for more details and detour arrangements.

Upcoming Road Closure: Park Street, Starflower Place and Fairmount Boulevard, Henley Brook

To enable construction to take place as efficiently and as safely as possible, a temporary road closure between Park Street, Starflower Place, Fairmount Boulevard and Lord Street will be in place from 31 January until April. During this period a detour for local access will be available via Charlton Way and Partridge Street.

Please read our Traffic Notice for more information.


​LocationEstimated timeframe​Impact​

Lord Street

Park Street roundabout

Ongoing until May

24 hour works​

  • Park St access closed
  • Starflower Pl closed - local access only
  • Fairmount Blvd north of Bildersee Ave closed​

Marshall Road

Lord Street to Cheltenham Street

14 to 23 March

24 hour works​

  • ​Reduced to a single shared lane
  • Stop/slow during the day
  • Temporary traffic signals during the night
  • Speed limit reduced to 40 km/h

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

  • Mid-2017: Variation to the existing contract for the Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit project
  • Mid-late 2017: Early works
  • January 2018: Heavy construction commencement
  • October 2018: Construction completion
Last Updated: 19 March 2018