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  Forrest Highway, Kwinana Freeway & Mitchell Freeway (State Route 2) - Baldivis to South Yunderups

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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 between Baldivis and South Yunderup

South Yunderup to Baldivis   Baldivis to South Yunderup
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Pinjarra Road Interchange:
Pinjarra Rd interchange on the Forrest Hwy at North Yunderup. November 2012.

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Exit Distance Sign:
RD sign at Karnup. September 2009.

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Pinjarra Road Interchange:
Pinjarra Rd interchange at North Yunderup. November 2012.

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Heavy Vehicle Inspection Bay Sign:
Sign indicating distance to the heavy vehicle inspection bay sign at Karnup, December 2012.

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Official Start of Kwinana Freeway:
Kwinana Fwy heading north at North Yunderup at the Pinjarra Rd interchange. November 2012.

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Exit Distance Sign :
Reassurance directional sign showing distances to exists, Karnup, November 2012.

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Exit Distance Sign:
RD sign at Barragup. November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Heavy Vehicle Inspection Bay:
Southbound at the Karnup heavy vehicle inspection bay. November 2012.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign at Barragup. November 2012.

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Heavy Vehicle Inspection Bay:
Southbound at the Karnup heavy vehicle inspection bay. September 2009.

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Nambellup Brook :
Kwinana Fwy (SR2) as it crosses Nambellup Brook at Barragup. November 2012.

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Variable Message Sign:
VMS sign at Karnup. September 2009.

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

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

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Speed Change Warning:
Sign indicating a drop in speed limit from 110 km/h to 100 km/h at Barragup, near Lakes Road. September 2009.

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

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Lakes Road Interchange:
Lakes Rd interchange at Barragup, November 2012.

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Paganoni Road Interchange:
Southbound at the Paganoni Rd interchange at Karnup, September 2009.

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Lakes Road Interchange:
Lakes Rd interchange at Barragup, September 2009.

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Exit Distance Sign :
Reassurance directional sign for upcoming exits, Keralup, December 2012.

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Serpentine River :
Kwinana Fwy (SR2) at Parklands as it crosses Serpentine River. November 2012.

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Distance Sign :
Reassurance directional sign at Keralup, December 2012.

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Exit Distance Sign:
RD sign at Parklands. November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Stake Hill for Mandjoogoordap Dr (SR19) and Lymon Rd. April 2016.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign at Parklands. November 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Southbound AD sign at Stake Hill for Mandjoogoordap Dr (SR19) and Lymon Rd. December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional sign at Lakelands approaching Lymon Rd. September 2009. This sign has since been replaced since Mandjoogoordap Drive opened.

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Services Sign :
Services sign at Stake Hill for Mandjoogoordap Dr (SR19) and Lymon Rd. December 2012.

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Mandjoogoordap Drive & Lymon Road Interchange:
Northbound at the Mandjoogoordap Drive & Lymon Rd interchange at Lakelands, November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Mandjoogoordap Drive & Lymon Road Interchange:
Southbound at the Mandjoogoordap Dr (SR19) and Lymon Rd interchange at Lakelands, December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Mandjoogoordap Drive & Lymon Road Interchange:
Northbound at the Mandjoogoordap Drive & Lymon Rd interchange at Lakelands, December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Mandjoogoordap Drive & Lymon Road Interchange:
Southbound at the Mandjoogoordap Dr (SR19) and Lymon Rd interchange at Lakelands, December 2012.

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Mandjoogoordap Drive & Lymon Road Interchange:
Northbound at the Mandjoogoordap Drive & Lymon Rd interchange at Lakelands, December 2012.

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Mandjoogoordap Drive & Lymon Road Interchange:
Southbound at the Mandjoogoordap Dr (SR19) and Lymon Rd interchange at Lakelands, December 2012.

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Exit Distance Sign:
RD sign at Lakelands. November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Exit Distance Sign:
RD sign at Parklands. November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign at Lakelands. November 2012.

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Distance Sign :
Reassurance directional sign at Parklands, November 2012.

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AD Sign:
Advance Directional Sign at Lakelands approaching Paganoni Road. December 2012.

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign :
Supplemental AD directional sign at Parklands for the Lakes Rd interchange, November 2012.

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Paganoni Road Interchange:
Northbound at the Paganoni Rd interchange at Lakelands, November 2012.

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Serpentine River :
Kwinana Fwy (SR2) at Parklands as it crosses Serpentine River. The indigenous name for the river is on the bottom panel. November 2012.

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Paganoni Road Interchange:
Northbound at the Paganoni Rd interchange at Lakelands, September 2009.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional sign at Parklands approaching Lakes Rd. September 2009.

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Paganoni Road Interchange:
Northbound at the Paganoni Rd interchange at Lakelands, September 2009.

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Lakes Road Interchange:
Southbound at the Lakes Rd interchange at Parklands, September 2009.

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Exit Distance Sign:
RD sign at Karnup. November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Lakes Road Interchange:
Southbound at the Lakes Rd interchange at Parklands, September 2009.

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Heavy Vehicle Inspection Bay Sign:
Sign indicating distance to the heavy vehicle inspection bay sign at Karnup, December 2012.

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Lakes Road Interchange:
Southbound at the Lakes Rd interchange at Parklands, September 2009.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign at Karnup. December 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the off ramp to Lakes Rd at Parklands, April 2016.

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Heavy Vehicle Inspection Bay:
Exit to the heavy vehicle inspection bay at Karnup, December 2012.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on Lakes Rd at the Kwinana Fwy (SR2) interchange at Parklands, April 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Karnup approachibng Karnup Rd, November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Start 110km/h Zone:
Southbound after Lakes Road interchange at Stake Hill. September 2009.

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

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Exit Distance Sign:
RD sign at Stake Hill. November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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    Distance Sign:
RD sign at Stake Hill. November 2012.

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    Nambellup Brook :
Kwinana Fwy (SR2) as it crosses Nambellup Brook at Nambellup. November 2012.

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    Advance Directional Sign:
Southbound AD sign at Ravenswood for the Pinjarra Rd interchange. April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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    Services Sign:
Southbound services sign approaching Pinjarra Road at Ravenswood. September 2009.

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    Pinjarra Rd Interchange:
Southbound through the Pinjarra Road interchange at Ravenswood. September 2009.

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    End Kwinana Freeway / Start Forrest Highway:
Southbound at Ravenswood at the Pinjarra Road interchange at the end of Kwinana Freeway where it connects with Forrest Highway. December 2012.

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Click here for the continuation of SR2 as Forrest Hwy between South Yunderup and West Pinjarra
Click here for the continuation of SR2 as Kwinana Fwy between Baldivis and The Spectacles

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

Last updated: 23-Jan-2019 12:24

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