The Roe Highway Extension (Roe 8) from east of Karel Avenue in Jandakot to Stock Road in Coolbellup is a strategic road project which will transform the road network in Perth's southern suburbs. It will provide the next critical link in Perth's Urban Transport Corridor to connect Perth's main inland industry areas such as Kewdale and Welshpool with Fremantle. It will deliver improved transport access to Perth Airport, Kwinana Marine / industrial centre and the future Outer Harbour, as well as the existing Fremantle Inner Harbour.
Roe 8 will provide safer, more liveable local communities with improved network access for all motorists and deliver significant productivity gains for industry through shorter, more predictable journey times.
Improved road user safety is an important project benefit. At least 72% of crashes on Leach Highway were in the form of rear end collisions from 2009 to 2013, 11.1% involving heavy vehicles. Roe 8 will redirect heavy vehicle traffic from suburban roads including Leach Highway, to provide a safer, more efficient driving environment for those living in Perth's southern suburbs.
View our latest animation for more information about the design of Roe 8 and the innovative measures taken to mitigate impacts upon the environment.