Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Abernethy Road, Kewdale

Funding Program:Urban Congestion Fund
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2022 - Early 2024
Estimated Project Cost:$26,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$13,250,000

Project Description

Abernethy Road, between Avonside Crescent and Adelaide Street in High Wycombe, is experiencing growth in congestion, particularly during peak periods. The northern section of the road serves as an important freight route from the Great Eastern Highway Bypass to the industrial areas adjacent to the Perth Airport Estate.

The road is currently constrained by various single lane sections creating congestion issues resulting in travel time delays for passenger and freight vehicles. The upgrade of this 3km stretch of Abernethy Road to dual carriageway will assist in meeting future population growth and the growth of heavy vehicles servicing the industrial areas.


The project will:

  • improve accessibility, connectivity and travel times
  • improve freight productivity and road safety


The Australian Government has committed $13.3 million towards the project.


The project is in planning.

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Project details last updated: 6/10/2021