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The route consists of several roads connected together to form SR5. The Stirling Hwy section is mostly multi-laned and has a long history (see below) passing through some of Perth's older suburbs. It's named after former WA premier, Sir James Stirling. SR5 is incorporated into the large interchange known as the Narrows Interchange located in Northbridge, just on the western edge of the Perth CBD.

Mounts Bay Road is named after Mounts Bay, the body of water in the Swan River Estuary that was infilled for the construction of the Narrows Interchange, and the road follows the boundary of the bay at the Narrows. It follows the Swan River estuary and forms the southern and southeastern boundary for Kings Park.

Riverside Drive skirts around the southwestern edge of the Perth CBD and forms part of SR5, and consists of a single carriageway alignment of 4 lanes. It acts as a bypass of the CBD from the Narrows Interchange to the Causeway.

Also included in the route is The Causeway. The Causeway is the name of two bridges which span the Swan River in Western Australia at the eastern end of Perth Water. They link the City of Perth and Town of Victoria Park. The two bridges are joined at Heirisson Island, which is approximately midway across the river, to make a continuous crossing. The Causeway crossing actually dates back to the mid 1800s.

History:

East Perth to Fremantle Fremantle to East Perth
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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the Canning Hwy at Burswood approaching the interchange with Shepperton Road (SR30) and The Causeway (SR5). December 2007.

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Black AD Sign:
Old black advance directional sign on the corner of the Stirling Hwy and Boreham St in Cottesloe, as you approach the Eric St (SR71) intersection. August 2008.

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Exit Gore:
Looking southwest at Burswood as you exit Canning Hwy, to connect with Shepperton Rd and The Causeway, December 2007.

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Black ID Sign:
Old black intersection directional sign on the corner of the Stirling Hwy and Eric St in Cottesloe. August 2008.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
Looking southwest on the corner of Shepperton Rd (SR30) and The Causeway (SR5) at Burswood, this is the terminus for the 2 routes. December 2007.

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Black ID Sign:
Old black intersection directional sign on the corner of the Stirling Hwy and Eric St in Cottesloe. August 2008.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional sign at the Canning Hwy (SR6 / NR1) interchange at Burswood, August 2008.

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Approaching Hackett Drive:
Mounts Bay Road (SR5) as it approaches Hackett Dr at Crawley, July 2009.

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Crossing The Swan River:
Heading northwest as you cross the Swan River via the Causeway, December 2007.

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Hackett Drive Intersection:
Corner of Mounts Bay Rd (SR5) and Hacket Dr at Crawley, July 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Sign explaining the lane allocations after the Causeway. Looking northwest on Heirisson Island at Burswood. August 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the parking area of the Old Swan Brewery at Kings Park, July 2009.

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Crossing The Swan River:
Heading northwest as you cross the Swan River via the Causeway in East Perth, December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign Assembly:
Standard Green and Freeway Green ID sign assembly approaching the Point Lewis Rotary near Kings Park. July 2009. Click here for a photo of the SR5 sign when it was an older black sign.

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Corner of Riverside Dr & Adelaide Tce:
Looking northwest in East Perth, at the end of the Causeway at the intersection with Riverside Drive (SR5) and Adelaide Terrace, August 2008.

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Point Lewis Rotary:
Old freeway green and standard green ID signs at the junction of Mounts Bay Road and Riverside Drive in Perth, near Kings Park. July 2009. Click here for a photo of the SR5 sign when it was an older black sign.

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Trailblazer Assembly:
Riverside Drive approaching Plain Street (SR65), December 2007.

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Spring Street & Mitchell Freeway Junction:
Mounts Bay Rd (SR5) at the junction with Spring St and the on ramp to Mitchell Fwy (SR2), July 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
Black & Freeway Green ID sign with SR5 topknot facing Plain Street (SR65) traffic in Perth. August 2008.

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Spring Street & Mitchell Freeway Junction:
Mounts Bay Rd (SR5) at the junction with Spring St and the on ramp to Mitchell Fwy (SR2), July 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
Freeway Green ID sign with SR5 topknot facing Victoria Avenue traffic in Perth. February 2008.

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Spring Street & Mitchell Freeway Junction:
Mounts Bay Rd (SR5) at the junction with Spring St and the on ramp to Mitchell Fwy (SR2), July 2009.

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Supplemental AD Sign:
Supplementary advance directional sign on Riverside Dr in Perth, confirming the continuation of SR5, August 2008.

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Advance Directional Signs:
AD signs approaching William St (SR53) and The Esplanade in Perth, July 2009. Note the missing SR2 shield.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Advance directional sign for Narrows Interchange and the SR2 Kwinana and Mitchell Freeways, Perth on Riverside Drive, August 2008.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the corner of William St (SR53) and The Esplanade in Perth, July 2009. Note the missing SR2 shield.

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Supplemental AD Sign:
Supplemental advance directional sign approaching the Barrack Street intersection on Riverside Drive in Perth. August 2008.

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Approaching Riverside Drive:
SR5 approaching Riverside Dr in Perth, July 2009.

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Approaching Barrack Street:
Heading northwest on Riverside Dr in Perth approaching Barrack Street, August 2008.

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Riverside Drive Junction:
AD sign acting as an ID sign at the jucntion with Riverside Dr, July 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Lane allocation sign for SR2 and SR5 at Perth near William Street. August 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Diagrammatic AD sign on the interchange with Mitchell Fwy as it meets Riverside Drive in Perth. February 2008.

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William Street:
Looking at the William Street intersection in Perth, August 2008.

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Approaching Barrack Street:
Riverside Dr (SR5) as it approaches Barrack St (SR53), July 2009.

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Supplemental Directional Sign:
Signage near the William Street intersection on the Narrows Interchange confirming the route of SR5, August 2008.

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Barrack Street Intersection:
Eastbound on Riverside Dr as you approach Barrack St (SR53). February 2008.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the SR2 (Kwinana Fwy) / SR5 split in Perth. August 2008.

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Barrack Street Intersection:
Intersection directional sign on Riverside Dr (SR5) facing Barrack St (SR53) in Perth. July 2009.

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Kwinana Freeway:
Mounts Bay Road (SR5) as it passes under the Kwinana Fwy (SR2) in Perth. August 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Victoria Av, Perth, July 2009.

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Black ID Sign:
Westbound as Riverside Drive meets Mounts Bay Road alongside Kings Park at the Point Lewis Rotary. February 2008.

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Approaching Victoria Avenue:
Riverside Dr in Perth as it approaches Victoria Av, July 2009.

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Mounts Bay Road:
Typical conditions as you travel westbound on Mounts Bay Road. February 2008.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the corner of Riverside Dr (SR5) and Victoria Av in Perth, July 2009.

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Approaching Winthrop Avenue:
Westbound on Mounts Bay Road approaching Winthrop Avenue at Crawley. June 2009.

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Approaching Plain Street:
Riverside Dr (SR5) approaching Plain St (SR65) at East Perth, July 2009.

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Winthrop Avenue:
Westbound on Mounts Bay Road approaching Winthrop Avenue at Crawley. August 2008.

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Trailblazer:
SR5 trailblazer after the Plain St (SR65) intersection at East Perth, July 2009.

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Stirling Hwy:
Looking southwest on Stirling Highway as it makes its way through Nedlands. August 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at East Perth approaching Hay St, Adelaide Tce and Causeway (SR5), July 2009.

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Dalkeith Road Intersection:
Stirling Highway as you approach Dalkeith Road in Nedlands, August 2008.

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Hay Street, Adelaide Terrace & Causeway Junction:
ID sign assembly at East Perth at the corner of Hay St, Adelaide Tce and Causeway (SR5), July 2009.

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Entering Claremont:
Stirling Hwy at the Leura Av junction as you enter Claremont. August 2008.

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Hay Street, Adelaide Terrace & Causeway Junction:
ID sign assembly at East Perth at the corner of Hay St, Adelaide Tce and Causeway (SR5), July 2009.

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Peppermint Grove:
Stirling Hwy as you approach Leake Street in Peppermint Grove. August 2008.

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Causeway:
Looking southeast on Causeway as it crosses the Swan River and Heirisson Island in East Perth, July 2009.

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Mosman Park:
Stirling Highway as it passes through the shopping precinct in Mosman Park near Glyde Street. August 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Heirisson Island in East Perth, approaching Great Eastern Hwy (NH94 / NR1), Albany Hwy and Shepperton Rd (SR30), July 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Southbound AD sign approaching the Queen Victoria Street (SR12) junction in North Fremantle. August 2008.

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Causeway:
Looking southeast on Causeway as it crosses the Swan River and Heirisson Island in Burswood, July 2009.

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Queen Victoria Street Intersection:
Looking southbound at the Queen Victoria St (SR12) junction in North Fremantle. August 2008.

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Great Eastern Hwy, Shepperton Rd & Albany Hwy Interchange:
Causeway (SR5) as it at the Great Eastern Hwy (NH94 / NR1), Shepperton Rd (SR30) and Albany Hwy interchange at Burswood, July 2009. This is the end of SR5.

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Stirling Bridge:
Crossing the Swan River via the Stirling Bridge at North Fremantle. August 2008.

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Stirling Bridge Deck:
Crossing the Swan River via the Stirling Bridge at North Fremantle. August 2008.

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Canning Highway:
Corner of Stirling Hwy (SR5) and Canning Hwy (SR6) at East Fremantle. August 2008.

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End SR5:
Southwestern terminus of State Route 5 - High Street in East Fremantle. August 2008.

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1 Main Roads WA Metropolitan Road Fact Sheet, 31 March 2008.
2 The Town of Cottesloe web site.
3 Main Roads Western Australia Metropolitan Route History List, June 2008.

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