​Karel Avenue Upgrade

The Karel Avenue Upgrade forms part of a $2.3 billion package of road and rail infrastructure works, funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments and announced by Premier Mark McGowan on 7 May 2017.

The $15 million project comprises upgrades to the Roe Highway and Karel Avenue interchange including widening of the existing Karel Avenue bridge. It will remove a bottleneck on the approach to the Jandakot Airport precinct, which when developed, is expected to support in excess of 8,000 jobs and 300 businesses.

Latest news

Request for proposals issued for design and construction - 1 May 2018

Industry has been issued with requests for proposals for the design and construction of the widening of Karel Avenue bridge across Roe Highway and lengthening of the existing Karel Avenue bridge across the freight rail line immediately to the south of Roe Highway to facilitate construction of the Thornlie to Cockburn rail line as part of Metronet.

As part of the proposal process and subject to available funds, we will also investigate opportunities to widen Karel Avenue between Farrington Road and Roe Highway to a 4-lane dual carriageway and lengthen the For more details on the EOI process, please visit Tenders WA.

Scope of works

  • Upgrade Karel Avenue interchange with Roe Highway, including bridge widening
  • The widening of Karel Avenue between Farrington Road and Berrigan Drive either side of the interchange is currently under consideration but is subject to additional funding and consultation with key stakeholders



Image: Karel Avenue Upgrade overview map


​Key benefits


​Key dates

Note the following dates are subject to change

1. Procurement

  • Advertise the Expressions of Interests from industry - 1 December 2017
  • Issue Request for Proposals to shortlisted applicants - 18 April 2018
  • Contract award - October 2018

2. Construction

  • Construction start date - early 2019
Last Updated: 17 May 2018