Kwinana Freeway Northbound Widening - Russell Road to Roe Highway

​​​​​​Significant growth in traffic volumes over recent years has resulted in congestion and flow breakdown on Kwinana Freeway northbound, south of Roe Highway.

The State and Commonwealth Governments have committed $49 million to widen Kwinana Freeway northbound from Russell Road to Roe Highway, as 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, and announced by Premier Mark McGowan on 7 May 2017.

Upon completion, the project will reduce travel times and address congestion for road users in Perth’s southern suburbs.

This project forms part of our overall plan to transform Mitchell and Kwinana freeways to support population growth and economic development.

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Request for Proposals

Proposals have been called for the widening of Kwinana Freeway between Russell Road and Roe Highway.

BGC Contracting Pty Ltd, BMD Construction Pty Ltd, CPB Contractors Pty Ltd and Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd have been invited for tender for a Design & Construction contract following a six-week Expression of Interest period.

A contract award is anticipated in March 2018 with construction to begin in mid-2018.

Scope of works

The project involves widening Kwinana Freeway to provide a third lane for the eight kilometres from Russell Road to Roe Highway.

The project is currently in the development phase. This work is currently being undertaken by the Metropolitan Road Improvement Alliance (MRIA) to:

  • Accelerate the planning process and allow us to commence procurement for a contract for final design and construction as soon as possible.
  • Ensure the scope of works for the interchange is consistent with other projects in the southern metropolitan corridor being planned or delivered by MRIA and that any interface and scheduling issues are taken into account.

Project development comprises:

  • Confirmation of scope in consultation with community and stakeholders
  • Obtaining project approvals and clearances required for construction commencement
  • Development of a concept design
  • Identification of land requirements and land acquisition.

Following completion of project development, this project will be delivered as a Design & Construct contract. We will call for proposals in the usual way, with industry participants offered full and fair opportunity to tender for packages of work.


Image: Kwinana Freeway northbound map from our fact sheet


Key benefits

  • Reduce congestion and improve safety for freeway road users, particularly in morning peak periods
  • Provide for an extra 1,800 vehicles per hour on Kwinana Freeway
  • Complement the Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge and the Smart Freeways - Kwinana Northbound project to enable traffic to move more effectively through this critical part of the metropolitan road network.


​Key dates

Note the following dates are subject to change

1. Procurement for a final design and construction contract

  • Advertise for Expressions of Interest from industry - July 2017
  • Issue Request for Proposals to shortlisted applicants - September 2017
  • Contract Award - March 2018

2. Construction

  • Commence construction - mid-2018


​More information

Newsletter - August 2017

Fact Sheet - May 2017

Last Updated: 19 March 2018