Interchange at Roe Highway and Great Eastern Highway Bypass

Electorate: Hasluck

Cost: $120 million

Project overview

The City of Swan is the largest local government in the Perth metropolitan area. Our population is expected to increase from 150,172 in 2018 to more than 224,000 in 2036.

Planning for this population growth is ongoing and traffic management remains a priority.

Currently the most congested intersection in the City of Swan, the interchange at Roe Highway and Great Eastern Highway Bypass acts as the main access to the Airport, Hazlemere and Forrestfield industrial areas. It is used by numerous heavy haulage transport trucks.

The current traffic light system at the intersection creates significant congestion and safety issues for the thousands of road users on both major highways, and there are regular traffic delays.

A proposed interchange at this location has been in the Metropolitan Region Scheme for over 30 years.

An interchange with feeder lanes would remove the traffic lights, creating a safer, unimpeded flow between the two major highways.

In direct linkage with this interchange, an upgrade of the intersection of Great Eastern Highway Bypass, Lloyd Street and Abernethy Road is also required to complete the project.

KEY POINTS

  • INTERSECTION AVERAGES 27,529 VEHICLES TURNING INTO OR OUT OF GREAT EASTERN HIGHWAY BYPASS EACH DAY.
  • DURING MORNING PEAK HOUR, APPROXIMATELY 4,500 VEHICLES MOVE THROUGH THE INTERSECTION, WITH THE AFTERNOON PEAK REACHING OVER 5,000 VEHICLES.
  • A KEY ACCESS ROUTE FOR COMMUTERS AND FREIGHT VEHICLES TO NEARBY INDUSTRIAL AREAS.
  • AN INTERCHANGE WITH FEEDER LANES WOULD MITIGATE EXISTING HEAVY TRAFFIC.