Road Photos & Information: Western Australia
Reid Highway & Roe Highway (State Route 3) - Former Alignment: Karrinyup to Midland

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Reid Highway:

First proposed in the late 1960s as the North Perimeter Highway, Reid Highway is a major arterial highway in Perth, and runs between Marmion Avenue, North Beach, and West Swan Road, West Swan. The highway is both a two-lane single carriageway from Marmion Avenue to Erindale Road, and from Beechboro Road North to West Swan Road, and a four-lane dual carriageway between Erindale Road and Beechboro Road North. Click here for a document on stages 4 and 5 by project manager Paul Fisher.

Middle Swan Road:

State Route 3 once incorporated Middle Swan Rd which was a single carriageway, 2 lane roadway that acted as temporary link between the Reid Hwy and Roe Hwy, passing through suburbs such as West Swan, Caversham and Middle Swan. This is now a series of service roads north of Reid Hwy.

Roe Highway:

The Roe Highway is part of the Perth metropolitan area outer ring road system. It's a limited access dual carriageway and carries not just SR3, but also NH94 and NH95.

The Roe Highway was first proposed in 1955 by Gordon Stephenson as part of the Metropolitan Region Planning Scheme. It is named after John Septimus Roe, first Surveyor General of Western Australia. Click here for a document by Paul Fisher, one of the project managers for the Tonkin Hwy to Welshpool Rd section.

Multiplexes along the route include:

History:

Reid Highway:

Roe Highway:

This page concentrates on the former alignment between Karrinyup and Midland

Midland to Karrinyup Karrinyup to Midland
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Advance Directional Sign:
Westbound AD sign on Reid Hwy approaching the signalised intersection with Tonkin Hwy (SR4) at Beechboro. February 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on North Beach Road at North Beach approaching Marmion Avenue (SR71) and Reid Highway (SR3). November 2008.

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Tonkin Highway Intersection:
Westbound approaching the intersection with Tonkin Hwy at Beechboro. February 2008.

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Mitchell Freeway Interchange:
Signage facing the off ramp from the Mitchell Fwy (SR2) at Carine, June 2009.

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Distance Sign:
Westbound RD sign on Reid Hwy at Noranda after the Tonkin Hwy intersection. November 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at the Mitchell Fwy (SR2) interchange at Carine, June 2009.

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Distance Sign:
Intersection / exit distance sign, westbound at Noranda, November 2008.

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Approaching Mitchell Freeway & Balcatta Road:
Reid Hwy (SR3) at Hamersley approaching Mitchell Fwy (SR2) and Balcatta Rd (SR78), June 2009.

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Approaching Malaga Drive:
Westbound approaching Malaga Drive at Noranda, February 2008.

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Mitchell Freeway Interchange:
Reid Hwy (SR3) at Hamersley at the junction with Mitchell Fwy (SR2) and Balcatta Rd (SR78), June 2009.

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Alexander Drive AD Sign:
Westbound advance directional sign at Noranda approaching the intersection with Alexander Drive. November 2008.

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Flashing Traffic Signals Warning Sign:
Warning sign for traffic signals on the Roe Hwy (SR3 / NH95) at Middle Swan approaching the intersection with Toodyay Road (SR50), May 2008.

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Alexander Drive Intersection:
Looking west at Noranda, February 2008.

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Alexander Drive Intersection:
Looking west at Noranda, November 2008.

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Northwood Drive Overpass:
Westbound RD sign and Northwood Dr overpass at Dianella. November 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Mirrabooka Avenue in Mirrabooka, November 2008.

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Mirrabooka Av Intersection:
Looking west at Mirrabooka, November 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Looking west at Westminster, approaching Wanneroo Road (SR60), November 2008.

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Wanneroo Road Interchange:
Looking west at Westminster, November 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Looking west at Balcatta, as you approach Erindale Road (SR77), November 2008.

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Erindale Road Intersection:
Looking west at Balcatta, November 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Looking west at Balcatta approaching the Mitchell Fwy (SR2) interchange, November 2008.

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Mitchell Fwy Interchange:
Looking west at Balcatta, November 2008.

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Mitchell Fwy Interchange:
Looking west at Balcatta, November 2008.

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Duffy Road South Intersection:
Looking west at Gwelup, November 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Looking west at Karrinyup approaching Okely Road, November 2008.

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Okely Road Intersection:
Looking west at Karrinyup, November 2008.

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1 Main Roads WA
2 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Reid Highway to be extended west from Mitchell Hwy to Marmion Ave, 16 December 1998
3 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Smoother road for Reid Highway through Carine, 24 September 2001
4 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Reid Highway extension opened, 26 February 2010
5 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Milestone reached on new Reid Highway overpass at Alexander Drive, 28 November 2010
6 Brendan Cherry
7 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Reid Hwy/Mirrabooka Ave black spot eliminated, 12 November 2011
8 Main Roads Western Australia, Project Display, Reid Highway Works, 20 July 2015
9 Main Roads Western Australia, Projects, NorthLink WA, Works Begin at Reid Highway and Altone Road intersection, 31 August 2017
10 Main Roads Western Australia, Project Update, Reid Highway Dual Carriageway: Altone Road to West Swan Road, November 2017
11 Main Roads Western Australia, NorthLink WA Traffic Update, August 2018
12 Government of Western Australia, Lightning Park off-ramp to Reid Highway now open, 12 October 2018
13 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, New section of Reid Highway open to traffic ahead of schedule, 11 September 1996
14 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Roe/Great Eastern interchange improves safety, traffic flow and transport efficiency, 8 June 2012

Last updated: 22-Jan-2019 12:01

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