The Orange Route
We need the Orange Route
The Orange Route is a highway-standard road connecting Midland to Northam and forming the first stage of the Perth to Adelaide National Highway.
The Orange Route will see a major upgrade to Toodyay Road (between Roe Highway and Lilydale Road) and Great Eastern Highway (between Wundowie and Northam).
Estimated at $1.2 billion, the Orange Route will be one of the most ambitious road infrastructure projects undertaken in Western Australia.
Once complete, heavy freight, commuters and travellers alike will have a faster, safer route into and out of Perth. The new route will have a gentler gradient than the existing Great Eastern Highway route up Greenmount Hill, meaning a more fuel efficient journey with less wear-and-tear on your vehicle.
It's for residents
For more than 40 years, the City of Swan, Shire of Northam, Shire of Mundaring, its residents and local businesses have called for a better road connection through the hills.
Great Eastern Highway and Toodyay Road no longer provide safe and adequate access for the size and volume of traffic using it each day. A highway-standard road is required to connect Midland to Northam as part of the first step of the Perth to Adelaide National Highway.
It's for businesses
The Orange Route will bring peace and quiet back to the towns of Mundaring, Sawyers Valley and Gidgegannup.
It will do this by diverting fast and heavy traffic out of the town centre, while maintaining access to the existing businesses, schools and facilities.
Engine braking in the residential townsite will be a distant memory as fully-laden trucks travelling to and from the City use the faster and safer Orange Route. This will mean business owners like Paul at A Patch of Country Café can once again open their front gardens for café patrons to enjoy.
It's for commercial operators
Commercial operators will see an improvement in efficiency with the new Orange Route.
All intersections will be grade separated, meaning no more traffic lights or stop-start traffic through the town centre. The new gradient will also be a fuel-saver as the gentler incline will allow better use of gears and a reduction in wear-and-tear on brakes.
Orange Route Map
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The Orange Route and EastLinkWA are Main Road WA projects, supported by the City of Swan, Shire of Northam and Shire of Mundaring.