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Ranford Road Bridge development

Canning Vale


  • Road

    Project type
  • $716 million More info

    Total budget
  • Under Construction

    Project phase

    Lead agency
  • 1,680 More info

    Jobs supported
  • Late 2019

    Start date

    Mid 2023

    End date

Construction of a new longer, higher bridge over the railway at Ranford Road, Canning Vale, is underway and will replace the existing older bridge.

The new bridge will be higher to future-proof the rail corridor, and will have six general traffic lanes, bus lanes and a shared path on each side to facilitate cycling and pedestrian access.

The opportunity to upgrade the Ranford Road Bridge to cater for future traffic volumes and station access was identified in the design phase and will prevent the need to retrofit costly upgrades in coming years.

The first section of the new Ranford Road Bridge opened in November 2021, allowing lanes of traffic to be switched over. The switch means traffic is now flowing on two lanes in each direction and using an upgraded section of Ranford Road, between Livingstone Drive and Bannister Road, Canning Vale.


  • Supports the development of the Ranford Road Station as part of the Thornlie-Cockburn Link project
  • Support future development of the Canning Vale industrial area
  • Easing road congestion and future proofing the network
  • Creates thousands of jobs

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  • Long term closure of Livingston Drive (September – Late 2021)
    A long term temporary closure of Livingstone Drive at Ranford Road to build the new Ranford Road bridge and traffic lanes will be in place from September 4, 2020
    Livingstone Drive will be closed at Ranford Road. Rural residential properties will need to access Ranford Road via Wilfred Road. 
    On 4 December, the Waste Transfer Station access off Ranford Road will be closed and all Waste Transfer Station traffic (except for operation vehicles) will need to use Wilfred Road. 
    Changed traffic conditions will result in extra travel time for commuters. Traffic management signage on Ranford Road (between Wilfred Road and Bannister Road) will be in place, including reduced travel speeds.
    Significant construction work will also occur alongside Ranford Road with a construction site set up. 

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