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Spotlight on Anketell Road: Kwinana Freeway

The early concept design for the Anketell-Thomas Road Freight Corridor proposes a new dedicated freight bridge, in an innovative design unlike anything previously seen in Perth.

07 September 2022

Extending between Lyon Road and Mandogalup Road, the pioneering design creates a free-flow system, that allows freight vehicles to travel on a different level to regular traffic whilst reducing the environmental footprint.

According to Main Roads’ Network Planning and Development Manager, Paul Fourie, an exclusive freight vehicle level will reduce disruptions to commuter traffic, whilst providing for the efficient movement of freight. “The Anketell-Thomas Road freight corridor concept has been designed with safety and efficiency front of mind.”

The road will utilise a two-bridge system to achieve a dedicated freight path. The freight vehicle level is planned to be 10 metres above the existing road bridge over Kwinana Freeway. The first cut of the concept for the Anketell-Thomas road design is subject to further planning over the next 18 months including ongoing community and stakeholder consultation and engagement.

The current concept map can now be viewed here.

This article featured in the September 2022 edition of Westport's Navigate newsletter.

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