Development go-ahead given to $215m Mitchell Freeway extension WA

Monica Gameng   |   March 23, 2019

The Western Australian Government has given the development go-ahead to the $215 million Mitchell Freeway extension to Alkimos, with the project anticipated to support up to 1,200 jobs during the construction phase.

Detailed planning and stakeholder consultation for the project is now underway and major construction works are expected to begin in late 2020. The project is due for completion in 2022.

“This project will be a key component of this Government’s plan to boost the economy and create jobs - this project alone will create at least 1,200 jobs.

“Just like our METRONET, school, hospital and other road projects, we are creating a pipeline of work to create new jobs for Western Australians,” Premier Mark McGowan said.

The initial concept for the Mitchell Freeway extension will include:

  • A 5.6-kilometre extension the freeway from Hester Avenue to Romeo Road with two traffic lanes in each direction and provision for future widening

  • Completion of the Hester Avenue interchange

  • A new interchange at Lukin Drive

  • A rail tunnel or bridge for the existing rail to exit the freeway median to Butler Station

  • A new principal shared path for cyclists and pedestrians on the western side of the freeway

  • Building and connecting Romeo Road between Marmion Avenue and Wanneroo Road

  • Noise mitigation, street lighting and safety barriers where required

  • Duplication of Wanneroo Road for 1.8 kilometres from Romeo Road to Trian Road

Mitchell Freeway Extension MapSource: Main Roads WA

Construction of the project is going to be aligned with the Yanchep Rail Extension to complement it and ensure that both projects will deliver a well-planned transport infrastructure of suburbs in the north as well as in the wider metropolitan region.

“This extension is part of a suite of transport infrastructure improvements designed to support the expansion of Perth’s fast growing outer northern suburbs. It will alleviate pressure on the local road network, reduce travel times and improve safety and connectivity for people living and working in the region now and into the future,” Main Roads WA stated on their website.

The Mitchell Freeway extension project is jointly funded by the Australian and State Governments, with each contributing $107.5 million.

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Source: Government of Western Australia; Main Roads WA; North Coast Times

Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
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