Manning Road off-ramp: a dream of ’05

WHEN I FIRST entered State Parliament in 2005, there was a need for an off-ramp from Manning Road to cater for motor vehicles wanting to access Kwinana Freeway South.

On 29 October 2019 this became a reality when State Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, Federal member for Swan Steve Irons and I lifted the first sod of dirt on the project.

Currently, motorists have to follow Manning Road to the Canning Highway exit, turn right and pass Canning Bridge station, then take another right to access the on-ramp for Kwinana Freeway south.

After 14 years of lobbying both parties in government, a cut through land near Mt Henry Tavern will be finished next year and take motorists direct from Manning Road to the southbound freeway.

Sand flies as the first sod is turned on the Manning Road off-ramp.
(LtR): Leon Fogliani, operations manager BMD; John McGrath MLA; Transport Minister Rita Saffioti; Steve Irons MP; Mayor of South Perth Greg Milner; and Peter Woronzow, managing director Main Roads WA.

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