$140 millionTotal budget
Under ConstructionProject phase
Main Roads WALead agency
Mid 2021Start date
Late 2023End date
Smart technology will be installed along the Mitchell Freeway southbound, with coordinated ramp signals installed at 16 on-ramps from Hester Avenue to Vincent Street.
The technology has already had great success along the Kwinana Freeway northbound, between Roe Highway and the Narrows, with motorists saving up to 10-minutes during peak hour.
It will provide motorists with greater journey reliability, congestion relief and enable the freeway to operate more efficiently without stop-start conditions at merge points.
The project will include upgraded and new shared paths between Ocean Reef Road and Warwick Train Station.
For more information regarding this project, visit the Smart Freeways website.
Traffic changes between Hester Avenue and Warwick Road
The following temporary traffic changes will occur on the Mitchell Freeway southbound to establish traffic management for the installation of Smart Freeway technology on the freeway entry ramps.
Mitchell Freeway southbound: interchange with Balcatta Road and around Reid Highway
- From 7 August to late 2022, 7am – 7pm: vegetation clearing, construction of new service trenches, new drainage and safety barriers, installation of coordinated traffic signals, road surfacing.
- From 7 – 28 August, 9pm to 5am: service location work and directional drilling for services
- Intermittent lane closures under traffic management
Mitchell Freeway entry ramps at Hester Avenue, Neerabup Road, Burns Beach Road, Shenton Avenue and Hodges Drive
- Ramp speeds reduced to 40 km/h and 60 km/h
- Neerabup Road speed reduced to 40 km/h
Visit Main Roads Western Australia for the full list of road and path closures.
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Media releases29 December, 2021
Roll out of Smart Freeway technology continues on the Mitchell Southbound
The transformation of Mitchell Freeway is continuing to ramp up, with a contract awarded to Intelligent Freeways Alliance to deliver the Smart Freeway Mitchell Southbound: Reid Highway to Vincent Street project.
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Map of Smart Freeway Southbound