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

Great Northern Highway-Apple Street intersection upgrade, Upper Swan

Funding Program:Urban Congestion Fund
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2021 - Mid 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$14,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$7,000,000
Local Council/Shire:City of Swan

Project Description

The Great Northern Highway is a national freight route with high volumes of light and heavy vehicles. The intersection at the Great Northern Highway, Apple Street and Coondaree Parade in Upper Swan is the primary access point for local residents and businesses and is currently close to its maximum utilisation rate.

Currently the intersection is an un-signalised offset four-way intersection that does not have sufficient capacity for the future traffic flows from the surrounding residential and industrial uses. The increase in vehicles at the intersection will constrain freight movements, resulting in time delays, reduced productivity and increased road safety risks.

The project will upgrade the intersection of the Great Northern Highway, Apple Street and Coondaree Parade in Upper Swan.


The project will:

  • Improve travel times and improve safety for all road users
  • Increase transport infrastructure capacity


The Australian Government has committed $7 million towards the project.


The project commenced construction in July 2021, and is expected to be complete in mid 2022.

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Project details last updated: 4/02/2022