Additional freeway lanes to improve traffic flow

Work has started on a $57 million upgrade to Perth's road network to improve the city’s traffic flow

February 6, 2013

Work has started on a $57 million upgrade to Perth’s road network to improve the city’s traffic flow.

Transport Minister Troy Buswell says extra lanes will be built in the Northbridge Tunnel, which is part of the Graham Farmer Freeway, and an extra lane will be built on the Mitchell Freeway, northbound to Hutton Street.

"Once completed, it will provide an alternative route for east-west CBD traffic and improve merging, exit arrangements and northbound capacity on Mitchell Freeway. It will also help manage the impact of other important CBD developments," Buswell says.

Work will start on the Northbridge Tunnel in March, with the new lanes open to traffic in May.

The works on Mitchell Freeway will require lane closures and speed reductions. However, emergency lanes will be utilised to maintain capacity.

"While every effort will be made to minimise disruptions, some delays are to be expected, especially at peak times. We ask motorists to be patient and, where possible, plan ahead, allow additional travel time and seek alternative routes where practical while these transformational works are under way," Buswell says.

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