Path detours remain while work continues on river wall restoration in Como

News Update 24 April 2023

Main Roads WA is experiencing further delays to its river wall restoration project in Como.

As a result, the shared path detour along the Kwinana Freeway, between Cale and Thelma Streets, will remain in place until the project is finished, which is now anticipated for late May 2023.

Work began last December to repair and replace the eroded limestone blocks, however higher than usual tides and access issues have caused unexpected delays.

Almost 9,000 tonnes of limestone boulders have now been placed along this 400m-long section to ensure the wall can withstand future weather damage and wave impacts.

Existing rainwater run-off drainage has also been replaced, while barrier cloth is being installed to prevent the erosion of fine sand from beneath the shared path.

During the winter months, Main Roads WA will revegetate the areas disturbed during the project.

Path detour

All path users will continue to be diverted to the footpath along Melville Parade and, for the safety of cyclists and other path users, the following measures have been introduced:

  • Cyclists can ride across the bridges on a one-way system
  • Traffic controllers will manage flows each way during morning and afternoon peak periods
  • During non-peak periods, cyclists and e-Riders are urged to dismount and walk across the bridges. 

More information

If you have any questions about the project, please contact the Main Roads WA Customer Information Centre on 138 138 or email

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Main Roads WA