Murdoch Drive Connection

The Australian Federal and State Governments $100 million Murdoch Drive Connection project comprises the extension of Murdoch Drive south from Farrington Road to provide connections to Roe Highway and Kwinana Freeway. The project has been planned in various forms for more than 10 years and is required to reduce congestion, provide better access to Fiona Stanley Hospital and help the Murdoch Activity Centre (MAC) meet its economic potential as a major employment and research centre.

If you live, work or play in and around Murdoch, Bull Creek, Bateman, Leeming, Kardinya or Winthrop, you are encouraged to find out more about the  Murdoch Drive Connection Project.

Concept Plan

An approved concept design for the Murdoch Drive Connection was announced by the Transport Minister on 22 January 2018.

The concept design retains the existing connectivity between Bibra Drive, Farrington Road and Murdoch Drive albeit with some changes to traffic movements.

Key project traffic movements include:

  • two-way access to the Murdoch Activity Centre from Kwinana Freeway and Roe Highway

  • access to the Murdoch Drive Connection northbound (towards the Murdoch Activity Centre) from Bibra Drive

  • access from Murdoch Drive southbound (from Murdoch Activity Centre) to Farrington Road

Access from the Murdoch Drive Connection to Bibra Drive, and from the existing Murdoch Drive to Murdoch Drive Connection no longer forms part of the current project scope.

A cul-de-sac, previously proposed for Bibra Drive has also been removed from the concept design. As a result, access from Bibra Drive to Farrington Road will remain the same as at present.

Scope of Works

  • Murdoch Drive realigned and extended to Farrington Road
  • A grade separation at Farrington Road and Murdoch Drive
  • Extension of Murdoch Drive from Farrington Road to provide connectivity with Kwinana Freeway and Roe Highway
  • A new roundabout on Bibra Drive, providing a connection to Murdoch Drive
  • Bridge improvements over Kwinana Freeway
  • New Principal Shared Path along the Kwinana Freeway
  • Noise wall adjacent to residential properties.

For more information visit the Main Roads WA Murdoch Drive Connection project page, phone 138 138 or email enquiries@mrialliance.com.au.

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