Reid Highway Dual Carriageway - Altone Road to West Swan Road

The project to widen Reid Highway to a dual carriageway between Altone Road and West Swan Road is part of a $2.3 billion package of road and rail infrastructure works, funded by the Australian ($1.6 billion) and State ($750 million) Governments.

Reid Highway is a strategic east-west route for industry and commuters travelling across Perth’s north. This is the last section between Marmion Avenue and Great Northern Highway that is not a dual carriageway (the dual carriageway between Beechboro Road and Altone Road is now under construction as part of NorthLink WA.

Latest news

Stockpiling update - October 2018

We are pleased to advise the stockpiling activity taking place south-east of the Reid Highway and Daviot Road intersection is progressing to schedule. The site remains secure and dust suppression measures are in place to minimize disruption to local residents.

In mid-October, the project team will prepare its second stockpile site south-west of the Reid Highway and Daviot Road intersection. Stockpiling in this location is expected to begin in November and last for approximately 3 to 4 weeks. General delivery times are expected to be 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays. Access will be provided via a temporary construction track from Daviot Road.

We thank the community for its ongoing cooperation and support as we prepare for this important project.

Stockpiling operations

We will be transferring approximately 150,000 tonnes of material (crushed rockbase) to the site from mid-September 2018. This material is being recycled from the Matagarup Bridge site in East Perth, where it has been used for temporary works. 

Recycling it for this project will result in savings and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

A portion of this material is intended to be stockpiled on vacant land south-east of the Reid Highway and Lord Street intersection. Access for trucks transporting the material will be provided via Daviot Road and Suffolk Street, using temporary construction tracks.

Delivering the material to site will take about two months. Approximately 100 truck movements are forecast each day, so residents should expect additional traffic and noise during this time. Delivery times are expected to be 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays. The stockpile area will be fenced and dust suppression measures will be used to ensure there is no inconvenience to local residents.

Project Update – June 2018

Our latest Project Update is now available to view. This update provides an overview of the project scope, including a proposal for a new bridge connecting the northern and southern sections of Arthur Street. It also invites the community to get involved in the project through a Construction Reference Group.

Arthur Street Bridge - June 2018

A new bridge over Reid Highway, connecting the northern and southern sections of Arthur Street, will be included in the scope of the Reid Highway Widening project as priced option following a funding commitment by the City of Swan and State Government.

Design concept

We have confirmed a design concept and called Expressions of Interest from contractors for a Design and Construct contract.

It is anticipated that a contract will be awarded in the final quarter of 2018.

Detailed design will be completed following award, allowing construction to begin in 2019. We will also complete noise modelling to determine the final design and location of noise walls and consult with adjacent property owners at this time.

Construction Reference Group nominations

We will be establishing a Construction Reference Group (CRG) to provide local input to this project as it moves into the detailed design and construction phase.

This group is likely to be established in late 2018, if there is enough interest. Members will be required to attend monthly meetings after hours at a local venue. If you would like to register your interest in being a member of the CRG, please complete the registration form.

Scope of works

  • Construct a four kilometre, two lane second carriageway between Altone Road and West Swan Road (construction to occur on the southern side of the existing carriageway)
  • New shared path and local links on the southern side of the highway
  • Modifications to the Reid Highway and West Swan Road intersection to increase capacity and improve traffic flow
  • Noise walls (location and design yet to be determined)
  • Install bridge beams and deck for a second carriageway across Bennett Brook
  • Extend the underpass to link Victoria Road
  • Signage, fencing, drainage, landscaping and street lighting
  • Priced Option: A new bridge over Reid Highway, connecting the northern and southern sections of Arthur Street



Image: Reid Highway Widening design concept


​Key benefits

  • Remove bottleneck and reduce the need for lane merging
  • Improve traffic flow and ease congestion
  • Improve safety 
  • More efficient, reliable movement of freight 
  • Complement NorthLink WA, by providing an effective connection to Roe Highway 
  • Improve cyclists' access to the Swan Valley


​Key dates

Note the following dates are subject to change

  • Issue Request for Proposals to shortlisted applicants: 13 July 2018
  • Contract Award: Late-2018
  • Construction commencement: Early-2019
  • Construction completion: Early-2020
Last Updated: 08 October 2018