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Kwinana Freeway Principal Shared Path Diversion (Canning Highway, Como and the Narrows Bridge, South Perth) – 18 February to November 2019

Updated 30 August 2019

Detours of the Kwinana Freeway Principal Shared Path between Canning Highway, Como and the Narrows Bridge, South Perth will commence 18 February 2019 to allow the construction of the Smart Freeways Project. Phase 2 of the detour is planned to commence on 2 September 2019.

Main Roads WA are delivering Perth’s first Smart Freeway and creating an additional lane from Canning Highway to Narrows Bridge. Smart technology will be used to open and close traffic lanes in the event of an incident and adjust speed limits to get more through traffic during busy periods.

Two detour phases have been planned to minimise disruption and allow time for works on and around the shared path to allow the construction of the Smart Freeways Project. This includes lowering existing manhole covers to pavement level, resulting in a safer and smoother journey. Some minor realignment of the shared path is also required in several locations, to facilitate the installation of freeway gantries and the installation of drainage and other works.

To facilitate the next stage of construction activity, the following sections of shared path along Kwinana Freeway will be temporarily closed: (dates are subject to change)

  • Between Cale Street Footbridge and Hardy Street Footbridge from 18 February 2019 with detours in place via Melville Parade.
  • The closure will extend north to the Narrows Bridge on 2 September 2019 with detours in place via Melville Parade and Mill Point Road.

From late August 2019 there will also be a minor realignment of the PSP to the south of Cale Street, in the vicinity of the Scout Water Activity Centre in Como, for piling and retaining wall works. PSP users will be diverted onto the freeway’s former emergency lane, behind safety barriers, while this 250m realignment is in place



For more information:

Phone: 138 138

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