Toodyay Road Upgrade
Toodyay Road is a state road which provides a key connection between Perth, Toodyay and surrounding communities. The Wheatbelt section of Toodyay Road extends from Dryandra Road intersection to the Goomalling Toodyay Road. The road carries agricultural, extractive industries, waste and tourist traffic.
The Government’s Wheatbelt Highway Safety Review of 2015 identified Toodyay Road as the travel route with the highest crash density in the Wheatbelt region.
We have secured federal funding to widen a 1 km section of road between Racecourse Road and Clackline Toodyay Road in early 2019.
Works including fencing, vegetation removal and road widening and construction will be ongoing until April 2019 with intermittent lane closures and speed restrictions during the works.
We are currently completing land acquisitions and utility relocations will also be carried out by utility providers.
A Community Reference Group has been working with us since 2017 to provide input to the project from the community. The group includes representatives from the Shire of Toodyay, road users, landowners and community groups (resident associations and environmental groups) and emergency services.
Read more information on our January Project Update.
Scope of works
- Passing lanes and heavy vehicle climbing lanes near Jingaling Brook Road, Sandplain Road and Salt Valley Road intersections
- A realignment and new structure at Jimperding Brook
- Passing lanes and Intersection improvements at Fernie Road
- Shoulder widening / sealing and installation of audible edge lining
The State Government places great value on the environment and heritage considerations and aims to balance this with the need to ensure safety to all.
Approvals from both the State and Federal Governments have been received for clearing permits without any objections from the public.
The environmental offset for the project will ensure a property of 196 hectares of prime Wandoo woodland adjacent to the Clackline Nature Reserve will be conserved in perpetuity.
Additionally 188 artificial black cockatoo nesting hollows will be installed in the reserve or in other nearby nature reserves. The reserve and the nesting hollows will be managed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
A revegetation plan has been developed to contribute to the ecological connectivity and to preserve the look and feel of the roadside. Seed collections have been undertaken on Toodyay Road to ensure the species currently on the roadside are available for revegetation.
We are constructing a number of intersection improvements within the Metropolitan boundary of Toodyay Road.