​Nicholson Road (Bridge) Over Rail

Jointly funded by the Australian ($13.7m) and State ($13.7m) Governments, we are building a road bridge over the railway line on Nicholson Road between Bannister Road and Garden Street in Canning Vale. The new road bridge will take Nicholson Road over the Midland to Fremantle Freight Railway and remove the existing railway level railway crossing, enhancing safety and transport efficiencies.

Latest news

Nicholson Road traffic has been realigned onto the newly constructed road, carried over the railway by the partially completed ramps and the new bridge. Traffic will remain in a temporary arrangement while the remainder of the bridge approach ramps and new road infrastructure is built. Modified traffic arrangements are in place and road users are urged to take care and observe the signage and reduced speed limit when travelling through the area.

The shared path along this section of Nicholson Road is closed to allow the final portion of the ramps and underpass to be safely constructed. The path will be reopened in its new alignment once the project is complete.

Work will now commence on removing the old road and footpath and constructing the remainder of the ramps and pedestrian underpass.

The works may cause traffic delays so be sure to plan ahead to avoid delays.

Scope of works

The works include:

  • A six-lane road bridge over rail
  • Road infrastructure including safety barriers, drainage, signs, screen/noise walls, pavement marking and street lighting
  • Modifying the existing road to maintain traffic flows during construction
  • Pedestrian and cycling infrastructure that includes a pedestrian underpass and a path on the east side of the new bridge.


Image: Nicholson Road (Bridge) Over Rail map


​Key benefits

Enhance traffic operations, economic efficiencies and safety by permanently removing the interface between the road and railway line.    


​Key dates

  • Construction start - December 2016
  • Construction completion - April 2018
  • Landscaping works - 2018


​More information

Works update - March 2018

Works update - January 2018

Works update - November 2017

Project design - September 2017

Project update - August 2017

Email: nicholsonroadbridge@mainroads.wa.gov.au

Last Updated: 19 March 2018