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  Forrest Highway, Kwinana Freeway & Mitchell Freeway (State Route 2) - Duncraig to Osborne Park

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The Forrest Highway, along with the Kwinana and Mitchell Freeways, are without a doubt one of the most important road systems in the Perth metropolitan area, and the southwestern part of the state.

Running in a north-south direction, the freeways link the north and southern suburbs of Perth together plus the southern city of Mandurah and the state's southwest, but also act as a coastal link between the northern and southern parts of the state. Built in stages from the late 1950s the route has seen enormous changes / extensions and is continuously undergoing expansion to this day.

Unique to the freeway sections is the passenger railway line down the median of the road corridor, which in parts also travels alongside other modes of public transport such as buses.

The route varies from 2 to 3 lanes wide in each direction, with provision in most of the newer sections to have another 1 to 2 lanes to be added when required. Exits along the route are somewhat close together, this is probably due to the large number of suburbs state route 2 services, south of Baldivis, the spacings are longer.

When first planned, the Mitchell Fwy was called the Yanchep Highway, as its envisaged that eventually the route will connect to the town.

State Route 2 is joined by National Route 1 at Brentwood from the Leach Hwy (SR7) interchange, forming a duplex through to the Canning Hwy (SR6) interchange at Como.

History (Mitchell Fwy):

Osborne Park to Duncraig   Duncraig to Osborne Park
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Advance Exit Sign:
Approaching Karrinyup Rd outside Stirling railway station. December 2007.

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  Advance Exit Sign:
Advance exit signs approaching Reid Hwy (SR3) in Warwick, southbound. December 2007.

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Karrinyup Rd Interchange:
Looking northbound at Innaloo. December 2007.

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  Lane Allocation Sign:
Approaching Reid Highway outside Warwick railway station. December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
Northbound through the Karrinyup Road interchange, Innaloo. December 2007.

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  Approaching Reid Hwy Interchange:
Reid Hwy (SR3) exit at Hamersley, December 2007.

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Advance Exit Sign:
Approaching Erindale Rd Gwelup. December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from December 2007.

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  Exit Distance Sign:
Southbound carriageway of the Mitchell Freeway as it passes through the Reid Hwy Interchange at Balcatta. Sign is used to indicate distances to the next 3 exits, December 2007.

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Eridale Rd Exit:
Looking up the ramp for Erindale Rd at Gwelup, December 2007.

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  Advance exit Sign:
Southbound advance exit signs at Balcatta for Erindale Road, December 2007.

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Advance Exit Sign:
Approaching Reid Hwy (SR3) at Gwelup. December 2007.

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  Distance Sign:
Southbound RD sign at Stirling, December 2007.

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Reid Hwy interchange:
Northbound through the Reid Hwy interchage ar Carine, December 2012.

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  Exit Sign:
Karrinyup Rd (SR76) interchange at Stirling, December 2007.

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Freeway Green Advance Exit Signs:
Old style advance exit signs with 90° corners for Warwick Rd, at the Reid Hwy Interchange in Carine. December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from December 2007.

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  Cedric Street Exit:
Cedric St (SR73) interchange at Stirling, December 2007.

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Beach Road Overpass:
Northbound at Carine as you pass under Beach Road, December 2007.

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  Cedric Street Interchange:
Cedric St (SR73) interchange at Stirling, December 2007.

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Warwick Road Exit:
Northbound approaching Warwick Road in Duncraig, December 2007.

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  Cedric Street Interchange:
Cedric St (SR73) interchange at Stirling, December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
Northbound at Duncraig, December 2007.

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  Cedric Street Interchange:
Cedric St (SR73) interchange at Stirling, December 2007. The strange split here is because of the on ramp to the freeway from Karrinyup Road.

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Freeway Green Advance Exit Signs:
Northbound approaching Hepburn Av Duncraig, December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Stirling for the Hutton Street Interchange. November 2008.

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Hepburn Av Exit:
Northbound at Duncriag as you pass through the interchage with Hepburn Av, December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from December 20077 featuring a freeway green exit sign.

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Freeway Green ID Sign:
Freeway green intersection directional sign at the Hutton Street interchange at Stiring. November 2008.

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Hepburn Rd Interchange:
Northbound through the interchange with Hepburn Road in Duncraig, outside Greenwood Station, December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from December 2007 featuring a freeway green distance sign.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
Eastbound advance directional sign for Mitchell Fwy on Powis Street at Glendalough.

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      ID Sign:
Typical ID signage at on ramps for the Mitchell Fwy. This one is located on the Powis St interchange at Glendalough. December 2007.

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      Exit Distance Sign:
Southbound RD sign at Glendalough, April 2016.

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Click here for the continuation of SR2 between Duncraig and Currambine
Click here for the continuation of SR2 between Osborne Park and Perth

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Last updated: 23-Jan-2019 0:31

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