Manning Road On-ramp works commence

News Update 24 January 2019
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From 12 January to 12 February 2019, Main Roads are undertaking works to relocate power and light poles, and demolish buildings to prepare for the Manning Road On-ramp project.

Light pole relocation works are underway between Lockhart Street and Ley Street in Como, and demolition works are occurring at properties in Canning Parade, Lockhart Street and the corner of Manning Road and Clydesdale Street. Main Roads have purchased these properties for road purposes.

Road closure - Lockhart Street, south of Manning Road

As part of these works, the current south-side intersection of Lockhart Street and Manning Road will be permanently closed. This will involve a legal road closure (as per the Local Government Act) in conjunction with the construction of a cul-de-sac at the north end of Lockhart Street, on the southern side of Manning Road.

Work hours are between 7am and 5pm. Some lane closures on the westbound lanes of Manning Road are required between 9am and 3pm from Monday to Sunday. This will minimise impacts on traffic and adjacent residents, and ensure the works are completed as quickly as possible.

For traffic south of Manning Road wishing to head east on Manning Road, the nearest access will now be via the traffic signals at Ley Street (the next intersection east of Clydesdale Street), as Lockhart Street will be blocked.  

Construction work is scheduled to begin in mid to late-2019.


Manning Road provides an important access route for residential housing, schools and businesses within the suburbs of Como, Manning, Karawara, Salter Point and Waterford. These suburbs are bordered by Canning River to the south, which significantly constrains alternative regional road connections.

Currently, connectivity between Kwinana Freeway and Manning Road is limited with no direct connection between the two for those heading south on the freeway.

To improve connectivity for local residents, the State and Australian Government has committed $35 million to construct a southbound on-ramp and provide direct access to the freeway.

The project will provide road network connectivity for road users wishing to travel south on Kwinana Freeway from Manning Road.

For more information visit Main Roads website.

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