Kwinana Fwy upgrade to start this year

Project will widen the important freight route as part of efforts to cater for traffic growth.


Congestion is set to ease on Kwinana Freeway in Western Australia as the State and Federal governments each set aside $31 million to widen it.

The link, which is heavily used by freight vehicles, will be upgraded between Roe Highway and Armadale Road outside Perth.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder says the corridor is currently experiencing strong traffic growth, which is forecast to continue.

"The project is an investment in the future of Western Australia’s transport needs and is part of a comprehensive plan to help alleviate congestion issues in and around our city," Nalder says.

"By 2025 the Fremantle Outer Harbour is expected to be in operation, increasing freight demand on the freeway. But over and above these increasing freight capacity needs, this upgrade caters for a growing population in the southern suburbs of Perth that commute each day."

Construction is set to start this year and be completed by late 2015.

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