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

On 10 May 2017, Transport Minister Hon Rita Saffioti announced that contract for design and construction of the Armadale Road Upgrade had been awarded to the Metropolitan Road Improvement Alliance following the renegotiation of the contract for the Roe 8 project. The project will complement other significant works in Perth’s southern corridor including the widening of Kwinana Freeway and a bridge between Armadale and North Lake Road over Kwinana Freeway, announced as part of a $2.3 billion package of road and rail infrastructure works.

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.


Image: Armadale Road Upgrade map​ from our August 2017 newsletter


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

The project is currently at the detailed design stage. Construction activities will start in late 2017 once all project approvals are received.

Last Updated: 22 November 2017