Roadworks 2018

This is a big year for roadworks and transport infrastructure in the City of Cockburn.

  • Main Roads WA is working with the City and the community on five major projects
  • Metronet is building the Thornlie to Cockburn passenger rail line, with impacts on Cockburn train station
  • The City has a $14.15 million roadworks program to deliver

The following is a list of City roadworks funded for 2018/19:

  • Road Construction Program
    • Spearwood Avenue bridge duplication $3.3M
    • Karel Avenue duplication (Berrigan to Farrington) $2M
    • Verde Drive $0.45M
  • Nine other road construction projects $1.25M
  • Traffic calming (11 projects) $0.9M
  • Four road rehabilitation projects $1.12M
  • Black Spot Road Program
    • Beeliar Drive (Wentworth Parade) $0.11M
    • North Lake Road/Phoenix Rd construct second right turning pocket $0.48M
  • New and replacement bus shelters $0.16M
  • Road Resurfacing Program (21 projects) $1.39M
  • Drains and sumps (11 projects) $1.2M
  • Footpaths $1.2M (New $840,000, upgrade of existing footpaths $360,000)

For more information:

This is a big year for roadworks and transport infrastructure in the City of Cockburn.

  • Main Roads WA is working with the City and the community on five major projects
  • Metronet is building the Thornlie to Cockburn passenger rail line, with impacts on Cockburn train station
  • The City has a $14.15 million roadworks program to deliver

The following is a list of City roadworks funded for 2018/19:

  • Road Construction Program
    • Spearwood Avenue bridge duplication $3.3M
    • Karel Avenue duplication (Berrigan to Farrington) $2M
    • Verde Drive $0.45M
  • Nine other road construction projects $1.25M
  • Traffic calming (11 projects) $0.9M
  • Four road rehabilitation projects $1.12M
  • Black Spot Road Program
    • Beeliar Drive (Wentworth Parade) $0.11M
    • North Lake Road/Phoenix Rd construct second right turning pocket $0.48M
  • New and replacement bus shelters $0.16M
  • Road Resurfacing Program (21 projects) $1.39M
  • Drains and sumps (11 projects) $1.2M
  • Footpaths $1.2M (New $840,000, upgrade of existing footpaths $360,000)

For more information:

  • Thornlie-Cockburn rail link

    about 2 months ago


    Find out more and how it will affect you


    Find out more and how it will affect you
  • Kwinana Freeway Northbound Widening - Russell Road to Roe Highway

    about 2 months ago

    The project involves widening Kwinana Freeway to provide a third lane for the nine kilometres from Russell Road to Farrington Road. Other works include:

    • Construction of noise walls along the western side of Kwinana Freeway, where required according to noise modelling
    • Upgrade and realignment of the existing Principal Shared Path (PSP)
    • Modifications to drainage, kerbing, surfacing, lighting, road safety barriers, service relocations, signage and line marking

    The project involves widening Kwinana Freeway to provide a third lane for the nine kilometres from Russell Road to Farrington Road. Other works include:

    • Construction of noise walls along the western side of Kwinana Freeway, where required according to noise modelling
    • Upgrade and realignment of the existing Principal Shared Path (PSP)
    • Modifications to drainage, kerbing, surfacing, lighting, road safety barriers, service relocations, signage and line marking
  • Armadale Road Upgrade - Tapper Road to Anstey Road

    about 1 year ago

    A Construction Reference Group is meeting regularly to ask questions and provide input into the Main Roads WA project.

    The $145 million project, funded by the Federal and State Governments, 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.

    A Construction Reference Group is meeting regularly to ask questions and provide input into the Main Roads WA project.

    The $145 million project, funded by the Federal and State Governments, 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.

  • Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge

    about 2 months ago

    The Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge project is funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments.

    It includes a new bridge over Kwinana Freeway connecting Armadale Road to North Lake Road.

    It also includes construction of free flowing regional traffic lanes on Armadale Road through the Solomon Road and Tapper Road intersections.

    Full connectivity will be retained at the intersections of Solomon Road and Tapper Road through grade separated roundabouts.

    The Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge project is funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments.

    It includes a new bridge over Kwinana Freeway connecting Armadale Road to North Lake Road.

    It also includes construction of free flowing regional traffic lanes on Armadale Road through the Solomon Road and Tapper Road intersections.

    Full connectivity will be retained at the intersections of Solomon Road and Tapper Road through grade separated roundabouts.

  • Karel Avenue Upgrade

    about 2 months ago

    The Karel Avenue Upgrade will improve the Roe Highway and Karel Avenue interchange including widening of the existing Karel Avenue bridge.

    The Karel Avenue Upgrade will improve the Roe Highway and Karel Avenue interchange including widening of the existing Karel Avenue bridge.

  • Murdoch Drive Connection

    about 1 year ago

    Main Roads WA has started construction on the Murdoch Drive Connection to the Roe and Kwinana Freeways.

    An extension of Murdoch Drive south from Farrington Road to connect with Roe Highway and Kwinana Freeway makes up the $100 million Murdoch Drive Connection project. It is designed to improve access and journey times to Fiona Stanley Hospital for visitors, patients and emergency vehicles, and allow Murdoch Activity Centre to meet its economic potential as a major employment and research centre.

    Main Roads WA has started construction on the Murdoch Drive Connection to the Roe and Kwinana Freeways.

    An extension of Murdoch Drive south from Farrington Road to connect with Roe Highway and Kwinana Freeway makes up the $100 million Murdoch Drive Connection project. It is designed to improve access and journey times to Fiona Stanley Hospital for visitors, patients and emergency vehicles, and allow Murdoch Activity Centre to meet its economic potential as a major employment and research centre.

  • What road projects are planned for 2017/18?

    11 months ago

    Find out about the City's road and traffic projects for the first half of 2018, including new roundabouts, traffic improvements and congestion busters.

    Find out about the City's road and traffic projects for the first half of 2018, including new roundabouts, traffic improvements and congestion busters.
  • Managing traffic congestion

    about 1 year ago

    We're spending $11.65m on roads projects in 2017-18.
    We've identified the 15 traffic intersections with the highest reports of vehicle accidents.
    We have a long-term plan for road works in the City.
    See here

    We're spending $11.65m on roads projects in 2017-18.
    We've identified the 15 traffic intersections with the highest reports of vehicle accidents.
    We have a long-term plan for road works in the City.
    See here

  • Completed Roadworks 2017

    over 1 year ago

    Gibbs Road & Lyon Road Intersection modification

    In response to the construction of the Aubin Grove Train Station and upgrades to the Russell Road and Kwinana Freeway interchange, the City upgraded the roundabout at Gibbs Road and Lyon Road and installed traffic lights. This was based on:

    • The existing traffic flow through the roundabout was at full capacity and there was no opportunity to upgrade it further
    • Traffic signals will help alleviate the existing congestion and queuing issues, and the proposed signals will have the potential to be upgraded into the future when required.
    • Roundabouts with high traffic...

    Gibbs Road & Lyon Road Intersection modification

    In response to the construction of the Aubin Grove Train Station and upgrades to the Russell Road and Kwinana Freeway interchange, the City upgraded the roundabout at Gibbs Road and Lyon Road and installed traffic lights. This was based on:

    • The existing traffic flow through the roundabout was at full capacity and there was no opportunity to upgrade it further
    • Traffic signals will help alleviate the existing congestion and queuing issues, and the proposed signals will have the potential to be upgraded into the future when required.
    • Roundabouts with high traffic flows can create conflict between pedestrians and cyclists and vehicles. With the installation of traffic signals, pedestrians and cyclists will be provided with safe and regulated crossing opportunities.

    The traffic signals have been in operation since 25 March 2017.

    View Proposed Traffic Signals for the intersection


    Beeliar Drive Dual Carriageway

    Stage 1 - Durnin Avenue to Spearwood Avenue: Duplication of Beeliar Drive

    Stage 2 - 200m east of Stock Road to Durnin Avenue

    View Consultation page details

    Due to the rapid development of Beeliar, Munster, Yangebup, and Coogee, and to accommodate increasing traffic, the City constructed a second carriageway for Beeliar Drive between Stock Road and Spearwood Avenue. This completes Beeliar Drive as a dual carriageway from Stock Road to the Kwinana Freeway.

    North Lake Road dual carriageway Hammond Road to Kentucky Court

    Due to the rapid development of Beeliar, Cockburn Central, Hammond Park, Success and Aubin Grove, and to accommodate increasing traffic, it is necessary to construct a second carriageway for North Lake Road. This completes North Lake Road as a dual carriageway from the City's northern boundary to Kentucky Court.

    Further Info: Covering Letter Information Sheet


    Barrington Street Traffic Management from Rockingham Road to Stock Road

    Public Consultation

    The City has modified Barrington Street from Rockingham Road to Stock Road in July 2017.
    The works involved:

    • Install red asphalt on the new painted median pattern.

    • Install line marking on the painted median pattern and upgrade line marking at all intersections to Main Roads WA standard.

    • Install median islands with trees to landscape the street.

    plan