Perth to Adelaide National Highway - Orange Route

Electorate: Hasluck and Pearce

Cost: $1.6 billion (Midland to Northam section)

Project Overview

The City of Swan continues to evolve and safety will always be a priority in every decision we make.

For more than 40 years, the Perth to Adelaide National Highway’s ‘Orange Route’ has been planned as the most desirable route to reduce heavy vehicle traffic through the Perth hills townships of Mundaring, Sawyer’s Valley and Baker’s Hill. It will also provide a safe connection to Roe Highway and the metropolitan road network.

It’s hoped the $1.6 billion highway will save lives by creating a safer route for all vehicles including double road-train vehicles (RAV 7) travelling through residential areas and the Perth foothills.

The Orange Route will allow road trains to access and breakdown at major distribution centres in Hazelmere and Forrestfield - without impacting on residential properties, saving operators significant time and costs.

The Route will also reduce the number of conflicting intersections by grade separating roads past Gidgegannup, and integrate the network by linking the metropolitan distributors of Northlink, Reid Highway and Roe Highway with the Eastern States.

KEY POINTS

  • DUAL-CARRIAGEWAY UPGRADE OF TOODYAY ROAD.
  • NEW ROAD TO CONNECT TOODYAY ROAD TO GREAT EASTERN HIGHWAY.
  • UPGRADE OF GREAT EASTERN HIGHWAY FROM WOOROLOO TO NORTHAM.