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Reid Highway & Roe Highway (State Route 3)

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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:

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Roe Highway:

 

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 Paul Fisher, project manager
15 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Aboriginal name for Canning River twin bridges, 19 September 2003
16 Roe7 Alliance
17 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Roe Highway Stage 7 extension gets go ahead, 9 December 2004
18 WA Department of Planning and Infrastructure
19 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Roe/Great Eastern interchange improves safety, traffic flow and transport efficiency, 8 June 2012
20 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Joint statement - Roe Highway/Berkshire Road interchange upgrade underway, 11 November 2014

Last updated: 21-Jan-2019 23:47

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