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  Forrest Highway, Kwinana Freeway & Mitchell Freeway (State Route 2) - North Lake to The Spectacles

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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.

History:

The Spectacles to North Lake   North Lake To The Spectacles
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Distance Sign:
RD sign at The Spectacles. December 2007.

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RD Sign:
Southbound distance sign at Jandakot. April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2012.

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Advance Exit Sign:
Advance exit sign approaching the Anketell Rd interchange, The Spectacles, December 2007.

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Advance Exit Sign:
Advance exit sign for Berrigan Dr at Jandakot.April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2012.

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Anketell Rd Interchange:
Northbound at the Anketell Road interchange at The Spectacles. April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Jandakot approaching Berrigan Dr interchange, April 2016.

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Exit Distance Sign:
Exit RD sign at the Anketell Rd interchange at The Spectacles, December 2007.

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Berrigan Drive:
Kwinana Fwy (SR2) at the Berrigan Dr interchange at Jandakot, April 2016.

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Advance Exit Sign:
Advance exit signs for Rowley Rd at Mandogalup. December 2007.

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Exit Distance Sign:
Southbound through the Berrigan Dr interchange in Jandakot. April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Roley Rd Exit:
Looking northbound through the Roley Road interchange at Mandogalup, December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the Berrigan Dr overpass at Jandakot for Armadale Rd (SR14) and Beeliar Dr interchange, April 2016.

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Exit Distance Sign:
Looking northbound through the Roley Road interchange at Mandogalup, December 2007.

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Advance Exit Sign:
Advance exit signs for Armadale Rd and Beeliar Dr at Jandakot. April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Advance Exit Sign:
Northbound at Hammond Park approaching Russell and Gibb Roads, December 2007.

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Exit ID Sign:
Sign marking the SR14 exit at Jandakot. April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Russell and Gibbs Roads Exit:
Northbound at the interchange with Russell and Gibbs Roads at Hammond Pk, December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the Armadale Road / Beeliar Drive interchange at Jandakot. April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Exit Distance Sign:
Northbound RD near in the Russel Road and Gibbs Road interchange at Hammond Park, December 2007.

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Exit Distance Sign:
Sign detailing distances to the next few exits, southbound at Jandakot in the SR14 interchange. December 2007.

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Public Transport Services Sign:
Northbound at Success, December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Advance Exit Sign:
Southbound at Atwell approaching Russell and Gibb Roads, December 2007.

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Advance Exit Sign:
December 2007, looking northbound at Success as you approach the sign for the Armadale Road and Beeliar Drive interchange.

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Russell and Gibbs Roads Exit:
Southbound at the interchange with Russell and Gibbs Roads at Atwell, December 2007.

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Armadale Rd / Beeliar Dr Interchange:
SR14 interchange at Success, November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Exit Distance Sign:
Southbound RD near in the Russell Road and Gibbs Road interchange at Atwell, January 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the off ramp to Beeliar Dr (SR14) and Armadale Rd (SR14) at Success, December 2012.

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Advance Exit Sign:
Advance exit signs for Rowley Rd at Aubingrove. December 2007.

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Approaching Beeliar Drive and Armadle Road
Off ramp from Kwinana Fwy (SR2) at Success as it approaches Beeliar Dr (SR14) and Armadale Rd (SR14).

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Roley Rd Exit:
Looking southbound through the Roley Road interchange at Aubingrove, December 2007.

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Trailblazers:
SR14 trailblazers on the off ramp to Beeliar Dr & Armadale Dr at Success.

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Exit Distance Sign:
Southbound RD near in the Roley Road and Gibbs Road interchange at Aubin Grove, December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from January 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on Beeliar Dr (SR14) facing the off ramp from Kwinana Fwy (SR2) at Success.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign located at Wandi, southbound. December 2007.

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Armadale Rd / Beeliar Dr Interchange:
SR14 interchange and exit distance sign at Success, December 2007.

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Industrial Area Exit Distance Sign:
Southbound RD at Wandi indicating distances to roads that connect to the Kwinana Industrial Area, April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2012.

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Advance Exit Sign:
Advance exit sign for Berrigan Dr at Cockburn Central. November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Wandi, December 2012.

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Berrigan Dr Interchange:
Looking north at the Berrigan Drive interchange in Cockburn Central. December 2007.

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Anketell Rd Interchange:
Looking southbound at Wandi. April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Exit RD Sign:
Exit distance sign at Berrigan Dr interchange Cockburn Central. December 2007.

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Exit Distance Sign:
RD sign for upcoming exits at the Anketell Rd interchange at Wandi. December 2012. April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Advance Exit Sign:
Advance exit sign for SR3, Roe Hwy at North Lake. December 2007.

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Advance Exit Sign:
Advance exit signage approaching Thomas Road (SR21) at Anketell. December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Roe Hwy Interchange:
Northbound at North Lake at the interchange with State Route 3 - the Roe Hwy. November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Thomas Rd Exit:
Thomas Road interchange at Anketell. December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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    Exit Distance Sign:
Southbound in the Thomas Road interchange at Anketell. April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Click here for the continuation of SR2 in the The Spectacles to Balvidis areas
Click here for the continuation of SR2 in the Perth to North Lake areas

1 Main Roads WA Metropolitan Road Fact Sheet, 31 March 2008
2 State Library of Western Australia
3 Australasian Legal Information Institute
4 National Library of Australia
5 Australian Institute of Project Management
6 Main Roads WA

7 Southern Gateway Alliance Fact Sheet - Project Facts 01
8 DPC Media Statements, Widening of Kwinana Freeway begins, 10 August 2011

Last updated: 23-Jan-2019 10:31

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