Armadale Road Upgrade - Tapper Road to Anstey Road

The project will upgrade the 6.9 km section of Armadale Road from Tapper Road to Anstey Road. This is the last section of the single carriageway between Kwinana Freeway and Armadale.

The $145 million project, funded by the Commonwealth and State Government, will upgrade will the road from one suited to a semi-rural environment to an urban road able to service the increasing growth and development in the area.

Armadale Road is a strategic freight route connecting the South West and the South East corridor. It is one of the main east-west links within the Perth metropolitan transport network. The link passes through industrial areas, rural subdivisions, recently developed and planned residential subdivisions and connects Armadale sub-regional centre and Albany Highway, forming part of the route to the Fremantle Port.

Current traffic counts show that 27,000 vehicles use Armadale Road between Tapper Road and Warton Road, while 18,000 vehicles per day use Warton Road to Anstey Road.

The project will provide additional lane capacity to improve safety and operational efficiencies in the area, along with better access and traffic flow.

Latest news

Ground-breaking ceremony - 7 March

The first sod was turned on 7 March 2018, officially marking the commencement of the Armadale Road Widening project. The ceremony was attended by Premier, Hon Mark McGowan MLA, Minister for Transport, Hon Rita Saffioti MLA, Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Hon Paul Fletcher MP, and several other dignitaries.

During the event, it was explained that the scope of the project has been broadened to include a grade separated interchange with Armadale Road passing over Nicholson Road. The interchange will allow east-west traffic on Armadale Road to flow freely, eradicating lengthy queuing and stop-start traffic conditions currently experienced on the approach to the intersection.

View the project’s concept drawing for more information.

Scope of works

  • Widening a 6.96 km of Armadale Road from Tapper Road to Anstey Road to a dual carriageway standard
  • Various intersection upgrades at:
    • Nicholson Road;
    • Wright Road;
    • Ghostgum Avenue (previously Fraser Road);
    • Liddelow Road; and
    • Rossiter Avenue.
  • New shared pedestrian and cycling facilities will be installed along the length of the project area.


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Image: Armadale Road Upgrade map​


Key benefits

  • Provide major safety improvements by removing a dangerous bottleneck
  • Reduce travel times on Armadale Road
  • Deliver a better level of service at intersections
  • Improve access to new residential developments, Cockburn Train Station, Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre and the Jandakot Industrial Area
  • Improve amenity for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Improve a strategic freight route connecting the South West and South East corridors of the Perth Metropolitan Area.


Key dates

  • November 2017: Investigation works commencement.
  • March 2018: Construction commencement:
    • Upcoming activities include identification of existing services; establishment of site offices; installation of temporary traffic barriers; construction of temporary diversions/enabling works and ongoing stakeholder and community engagement.
  • Late 2019: Project completion.
Last Updated: 19 March 2018