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  Forrest Highway, Kwinana Freeway & Mitchell Freeway (State Route 2) - The Spectacles To Baldivis

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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:

Click here for construction photos in the Baldivis area.
Click here for the former alignment in the Baldivis area.

Baldivis to The Spectacles   The Spectacles To Baldivis
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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Baldivis approaching the service centre, April 2016.

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Advance Exit Sign:
Advance exit sign for Mortimer Road at Casuarina. December 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Baldivis approaching the service centre, April 2016.

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Mortimer Rd Exit:
Southbound through the Mortimer Road interchange. December 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Baldivis approaching the service centre, April 2016.

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Mortimer Rd Interchange:
Southbound through the Mortimer Road interchange, with distance sign to major roads. 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 January 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Service Centre:
Kwinana Fwy (SR2) at the service centre at Baldivis, April 2016.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign at Casuarina after the Mortimer Rd interchange. September 2009.

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Service Centre:
Kwinana Fwy (SR2) at the service centre at Baldivis, April 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Casuarina for the service centre at Baldivis, April 2016.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign at Baldivis. 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 Tim Cole from September 2009.

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Walley Bridge:
Southbound at Wellard approaching Walley Bridge which crosses a railway and also Telephone Lane and Millar Road, December 2012.

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Variable Message Sign:
One of the VMS gantries on Kwinana Fwy. Baldivis, September 2009.

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Advance Exit Sign:
Advance exit sign for Mundijong Road & Kulija Road at Baldivis. 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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Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign approaching the Safety Bay Rd (SR18) interchange at Baldivis, April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2012.

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RD Sign:
Distance sign located just before Mundijong Road & Kulija Road at Baldivis. 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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Safety Bay Road Interchange:
Kwinana Fwy heading north at Baldivis at the Safety Bay Rd (SR18) interchange. 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 Tim Cole from September 2009.

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Mundijong Road & Kulija Road Exit:
Southbound at Mundijong Road & Kulija Road interchange at Baldivis. April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2012.

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Safety Bay Road Interchange:
Kwinana Fwy heading north at Baldivis at the Safety Bay Rd (SR18) interchange. December 2012.

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Distance Sign:
Sign detailing distances to the next few major roads, southbound at Baldivis in the Mundijong Rd & Kulija Rd interchange. December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign at Baldivis after the Safety Bay Rd interchange. April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Baldivis approaching the service centre, April 2016.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign at Baldivis, December 2012.

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Service Centre:
Kwinana Fwy (SR2) at the service centre at Baldivis, April 2016.

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Advance Exit Sign:
Advance exit signs for Mundijong Road & Kulija Road at Baldivis. April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Service Centre:
Kwinana Fwy (SR2) at the service centre at Baldivis, April 2016.

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Mundijong Rd & Kulija Rd Exit:
Looking northbound through the Mundijong Road & Kulija Road interchange at Baldivis, April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Baldivis approaching Safety Bay Road (SR18). December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Tim Cole from September 2009.

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Exit Distance Sign:
Looking northbound through the Mundijong Road & Kulija Road interchange at Baldivis, December 2007.

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Safety Bay Road Interchange:
Kwinana Fwy southbound at Baldivis at the Safety Bay Rd (SR18) interchange. December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Tim Cole from September 2009.

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Walley Bridge:
Northbound at Baldivis approaching Walley Bridge which crosses a railway and also Telephone Lane and Millar Road, December 2012.

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Safety Bay Road Interchange:
Kwinana Fwy southbound at Baldivis at the Safety Bay Rd (SR18) interchange. December 2012.

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Advance Exit Sign:
Northbound at Wellard approaching Mortimer Road, December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign after the Safety Bay Road (SR18) interchange at Baldivis. December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Tim Cole from September 2009.

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Mortimer Road Exit:
Northbound at the interchange with Mortimer Road at Wellard, December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Baldivis approaching Karnup Road. December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Tim Cole from September 2009.

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Exit Distance Sign:
Northbound RD in the Mortimer Road interchange at Wellard, December 2012.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign on Kwinana Fwy at Baldivis before the Karnup Rd interchange. September 2009.

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Looking northbound at Bertram as you approach the the Thomas Road (SR21) interchange. November 2012.

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Karnup Road Interchange:
Kwinana Fwy at the Karnup Rd interchange at Baldivis, November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Tim Cole from September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Looking northbound at Bertram as you approach the Thomas Road (SR21) interchange. November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Karnup Road Interchange:
Kwinana Fwy at the Karnup Rd interchange at Baldivis. September 2009.

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Thmoas Road Interchange:
SR21 interchange at Bertram, December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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Thomas Road Interchange:
SR21 interchange and exit distance sign at Bertram, December 2007.

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Click here for the continuation of SR2 between Baldivis and South Yunderup
Click here for the continuation of SR2 in the The Spectacles to North Lake

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

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