Road Photos & Information: Western Australia
  South Yunderup to West Pinjarra

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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 (Forrest Hwy):

Click here for construction photos of the Forrest Highway between South Yunderup and West Pinjarra

West Pinjarra to South Yunderup   South Yunderup to West Pinjarra
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Approaching Birchmont Road:
Forrest Hwy at Birchmont approaching Birchmont Rd. December 2012.

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  Murray River:
Southbound at Ravenswood near Pinjarra Rd and crossing Murray River. Note the indigenous name used on the sign, November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Birchmont Road Intersection:
Corner of Birchmont Road and Forrest Highway (SR2) at Birchmont. September 2009. Forrest Highway was named after Sir John Forrest, Western Australia’s first Premier. 3

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  Reassurance Directional Sign :
Distance sign at Ravenswood, April 2016.

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Approaching Mills Road:
Forrest Hwy approaching Mills Rd at Birchmont. November 2012.

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  End Freeway Conditions :
End of freeway conditions means end of restrictions of vehicles on the road. Ravenswood, November 2012.

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Mills Road Intersection:
Corner of Forrest Hwy and Mills Rd at Birchmont. November 2012.

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  Approaching Beacham Road:
Forrest Hwy approaching Beacham Rd at Ravenswood. September 2009.

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Approaching Paull Road :
Forrest Hwy (SR2) approaching Paull Rd at West Pinjarra, November 2012.

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  Beacham Road Intersection:
Corner of Forrest Hwy and Beacham Rd at Ravenswood. November 2012.

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Paull Road :
Paull Rd intersection, West Pinjarra, November 2012.

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  Beacham Road Intersection:
Corner of Forrest Hwy and Beacham Rd at Ravenswood. September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Greenlands Rd, West Pinjarra, November 2012.

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  SR2 Trailblazer:
State Route 2 trailblazer at West Pinjarra after Beacham Road intersection. September 2009.

Image © Tim Cole

Approaching Greenlands Road:
Forrest Hwy at West Pinjarra approaching Greenlands Rd. November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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  Sculptures:
Rest area sculptures at West Pinjarra. September 2009.

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Greenlands Road Intersection:
Corner of Greenlands Rd and Forrest Hwy at West Pinjarra. November 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at West Pinjarra approaching Greenlands Rd, November 2012.

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Greenlands Road Intersection:
Corner of Greenlands Rd and Forrest Hwy at West Pinjarra. December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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  Approaching Greenlands Road:
Forrest Hwy at West Pinjarra approaching Greenlands Rd. September 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing Greenlands Rd West at West Pinjarra. September 2009.

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  Greenlands Road Intersection:
Corner of Greenlands Rd and Forrest Hwy at West Pinjarra. September 2009.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign at West Pinjarra, after the Greenlands Road junction. December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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  Greenlands Road Intersection:
Corner of Greenlands Rd and Forrest Hwy at West Pinjarra, November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Approaching Beacham Road :
Forrest Hwy (SR2) approaching Beacham Rd at West Pinjarra, November 2012.

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  Greenlands Road Intersection:
Corner of Greenlands Rd and Forrest Hwy at West Pinjarra. September 2009.

Image © Tim Cole

Beacham Road :
Corner of Forrest Hwy (SR2) and Beacham Rd, West Pinjarra, November 2012.

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  Greenlands Road Intersection:
Corner of Greenlands Rd and Forrest Hwy at West Pinjarra, November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at South Yunderup approaching Pinjarra Rd. December 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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  SR2 Trailblazer:
State Route 2 trailblazer at West Pinjarra after Greenlands Road intersection. September 2009.

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Murray River:
Northbound at South Yunderup approaching Pinjarra Rd and crossing Murray River. Note the indigenous name used on the sign. November 2012.

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  Approaching Paull Road:
Forrest Hwy approaching the Paull Rd intersection at West Pinjarra. December 2012.

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      Paull Road Junction:
Forrest Hwy at the Paull Rd intersection at West Pinjarra, November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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      Approaching Mills Road:
Forrest Hwy (SR2) approaching Mills Rd, West Pinjarra, April 2016.

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      Mills Road:
Forrest Hwy (SR2) at the junction with Mills Rd, West Pinjarra, April 2016.

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      Mills Road:
Forrest Hwy (SR2) at the junction with Mills Rd, West Pinjarra, April 2016.

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      Trailblazer:
SR2 trailblazer after Mills Rd at West Pinjarra, April 2016.

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Click here for the continuation of SR2 between West Pinjarra and Lake Clifton
Click here for the continuation of SR2 as Kwinana Freeway between South Yunderup and Baldivis

1 Southern Gateway Alliance Fact Sheet - Project Facts 01
2 Southern Gateway Alliance Media Release - Kwinana Freeway Extension and Forrest Highway Opening Celebration
3 Government of Western Australia, Ministerial Media Statements - Sir John Forrest commemorated in naming of new highway, 14 March 2009.

Last updated: 23-Jan-2019 12:31

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