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  Forrest Highway, Kwinana Freeway & Mitchell Freeway (State Route 2) - West Pinjarra to Lake Clifton

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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 in the Lake Clifton area
Click here for construction photos in the West Coolup area

Lake Clifton to West Pinjarra   West Pinjarra to Lake Clifton
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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing Peppermint Grove Road at Lake Clifton, August 2009.

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  Approaching Herron Point Road:
Forrest Hwy at West Coolup approaching the intersection with Herron Point Rd. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Dual Route Distance Sign:
RD sign for both NR1 and SR2 at Lake Clifton. August 2009.

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  Herron Point Road West:
Corner of Forrest Hwy (SR2) and Herron Point Rd West at West Coolup. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Variable Message Sign:
VMS gantry on Forrest Hwy (NR1) just before the junction with Old Coast Rd (NR1) and Forrest Hwy (SR2). September 2009.

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  Herron Point Road East:
Corner of Forrest Hwy (SR2) and Herron Point Rd East at West Coolup. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Services Sign:
Services sign at Lake Clifton approaching Old Coast Road (NR1), November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from August 2009.

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  Trailblazer:
State Route 2 trailblazer located at West Coolup, April 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the junction of Forrest Hwy (SR2) and Old Coast Rd (NR1) at Lake Clifton, August 2009.

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  Fouracre Bridge:
Forrest Hwy (SR2) as it crosses Mayfields Drain / Kaangalaap Bilya at Lake Clifton , April 2016.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the junction with Old Coast Rd (NR1) at Lake Clifton. November 2012. SR2 starts immediately north of this sign.

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  Approaching Old Bunbury Road East:
Forrest Hwy approaching Old Bunbury Rd East at Lake Clifton. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Reassurance Directional Sign :
Distance sign at Lake Clifton, December 2012.

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  Trailblazer:
State Route 2 trailblazer located at Lake Clifton after the Old Bunbury Road East junction. September 2009.

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Approaching Dorsett Road & Old Bunbury Road West:
Forrest Hwy (SR2) approaching the intersection with Dorsett Rd and Old Bunbury Rd West at Lake Clifton. December 2012.

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  Old Bunbury Road :
Corner of Forrest Hwy (SR2) and Old Bunbury Rd at Lake Clifton, November 2012.

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Dorsett Road Intersection:
Corner of Forrest Hwy and Dorsett Rd at Lake Clifton. December 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Dorsett Rd and the access road to the western part of Old Bunbury Rd in Lake Clifton, April 2016.

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Dorsett Road Intersection:
Corner of Forrest Hwy and Dorsett Rd at Lake Clifton. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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  Approaching Dorsett Road & Lake Clifton Road:
Approaching Dorsett Rd and the western part of Old Bunbury Rd (now Lake Clifton Rd) in Lake Clifton, November 2012.

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Approaching Old Bunbury Road East:
Forrest Hwy approaching Old Bunbury Rd East at Lake Clifton. December 2012.

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  Dorsett Road & Lake Clifton Road Intersection:
Corner of Forrest Hwy, Lake Clifton Rd (formerly Old Bunbury Rd) and Dorsett Rd at Lake Clifton. April 2016.

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Harvey River :
Forrest Hwy (SR2) at Lake Clifton as it crosses Harvey River via Codford Bridge, December 2012.

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  Dorsett Road & Lake Clifton Road Intersection:
Corner of Forrest Hwy, Lake Clifton Rd (formerly Old Bunbury Rd) and Dorsett Rd at Lake Clifton, November 2012. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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Old Bunbury Road East:
Forrest Hwy at the junction with Old Bunbury Rd East at Lake Clifton. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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  Lake Clifton Road:
Lake Clifton Rd (formerly Old Bunbury Road West) junction at Lake Clifton, November 2012.

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Approaching Herron Point Road:
Forrest Hwy at West Coolup approaching the intersection with Herron Point Rd. December 2012.

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  Harvey River :
Forrest Hwy (SR2) at Lake Clifton as it crosses Harvey River via Codford Bridge, April 2016.

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Herron Point Road East:
Corner of Forrest Hwy (SR2) and Herron Point Rd East. December 2012.

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  Lake Clifton Area:
Southbound on Forrest Hwy in the Lake Clifton area. September 2009.

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Herron Point Road West:
Corner of Forrest Hwy (SR2) and Herron Point Rd West. Click here for a photo of this location from September 2009 by Tim Cole.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Lake Clifton approaching Old Coast Road (NR1) and Forrest Highway (NR1). April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from November 2012.

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Fouracre Bridge:
Forrest Hwy (SR2) at Waroona as it crosses Mayfields Drain / Kaangalaap Bilya via Fouracre Bridge, November 2012.

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  End State Route 2:
End SR2 shield at Lake Clifton approaching the junction with Forrest Hwy (NR1) and Old Coast Rd (NR1). November 2012.

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      Old Coast Road Intersection:
Corner of Forrest Hwy and Old Coast Rd at Lake Clifton. November 2012.

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Click here for the continuation of SR2 between West Pinjarra and South Yunderup

1 Southern Gateway Alliance Fact Sheet - Project Facts 01
2 Southern Gateway Alliance Media Release - Kwinana Freeway Extension and Forrest Highway Opening Celebration

Last updated: 23-Jan-2019 12:42

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