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Nicholson Road Grade Separation

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2016 - Late 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$36,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$18,000,000
Local Council/Shire:City of Canning,City of Gosnells

Project Description

The project involves the grade separation of Nicholson Road and the Midland to Kwinana freight rail line at Canning Vale. A new road bridge over the rail line will be constructed to replace the existing level crossing. The WA Government has identified the crossing as the highest freight-related priority for grade separation of road over rail in Perth.


The project will address a significant black spot on the rail freight network and improve access to an important industrial area. It will improve the safety of road and rail movements, and reduce delay for road users.


The Australian Government is contributing $18 million towards the $36 million project.


Early works commenced in September 2016 and major construction commenced in December 2016. The new road bridge and newly re-surfaced roundabout are open to traffic. Finishing works are currently underway.

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Project details last updated: 5/12/2018