Funding announced for Kwinana Freeway Manning Road on-ramp

Media Release 10 May 2017
Canning Bridge

Funding for construction of an on-ramp from Manning Road to the Kwinana Freeway has been included in a $2.3 billion road and rail infrastructure package for Western Australia announced by the Federal and State Governments on 5 May 2017. 

The package, included in the Federal Budget consists of 17 projects and a $1.6 billion investment from the Federal Government and $745 million from the State Government.

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said the $35 million Manning Road on-ramp project was welcomed by the City.

“The City has long advocated the need for a southbound on-ramp from Manning Road to the Kwinana Freeway to be constructed as a major priority.” 

Mayor Doherty acknowledged the contribution of Steve Irons MP Federal Member for Swan and John McGrath MLA Member for South Perth who have long campaigned for the on-ramp over a number of years.

“The City and Council sincerely express their thanks to Mr Irons and Mr McGrath, both who have been vocal advocates and great supporters of this vital road infrastructure project.

“Once built, the Manning on-ramp will greatly benefit City of South Perth residents as well as the wider community particularly Curtin University students, through improved connectivity and accessibility to the Kwinana Freeway. It will also improve commuter travel times, reduce traffic congestion at the Canning Bridge interchange and Canning Highway and improve safety for motorists using the regional and local road system.

"The Manning on-ramp is an important component of transport infrastructure in the Canning Bridge Precinct and the City’s Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan recommends the construction of the on-ramp from Manning Road as necessary transport infrastructure.

“To date, motorists wanting to get onto the Freeway south from Manning Road have to drive north up to the Canning Highway Overpass before they can then head south down the ramp onto the Freeway, leading to greater congestion on this Overpass. This has been an on-going issue since the Freeway was extended south of Canning Bridge, presenting road safety issues and adding travelling time both for motorists who are trying to travel south on the Kwinana Freeway from Manning Road as well those using the interchange at Canning Bridge.”

Construction of the Manning Road on-ramp is expected to commence in the 2018/2019 financial year. 

Additionally, the road and rail infrastructure package announced by the State and Federal Governments includes funding for the delivery of Perth’s first smart freeway to create an additional lane from Roe Highway to the Narrows Bridge. Construction is expected to begin in mid 2018.

For further information visit the State Government website.

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