Toodyay Road Upgrade – First Overtaking Lane in Shire of Toodyay

Published on Friday, 13 November 2020 at 9:00:00 AM

Construction of the first overtaking lane on Toodyay Road in the Shire of Toodyay is due to start on 23 November 2020 by Main Roads. The westbound overtaking lane will be 2.2 kilometres long and located west of Lovers Lane. As part of this work, the road near the overtaking lane will be realigned and widened and audible edge and centre lines will be installed.

Fencing, vegetation and minor earthworks will be completed by the end of the year. Work will be undertaken between 6am and 6pm with traffic management including a speed reduction.

Construction of the new lane will commence in early 2021 and will involve temporary sealed side-tracks until May 2021. Traffic lights will be required occasionally and will be operated by a traffic controller during working hours and sensor driven outside of these times.

We continue to seek feedback from the community and stakeholders on future stages of upgrades through a Community Reference Group (CRG). The group includes representatives from the Shire of Toodyay, Toodyay Agricultural Society, Toodyay Naturalist Club, Toodyay Roadwise Committee, Toodyay Friends of the River, Toodyay St John Ambulance, Wildflower Society of WA, WA Police, WALGA Roadwise and neighbouring landowners.

The CRG has guided our ongoing focus, which is to minimise the environmental impacts as much as possible, while enhancing safety and efficiency for all users.

To minimise the environmental impacts, Main Roads has optimised the road design to reduce the amount of vegetation to be removed. The environmental offset will ensure 196 hectares of prime Wandoo woodland adjacent to the Clackline Nature Reserve will be conserved in perpetuity and 188 artificial black cockatoo nesting hollows will be installed in the reserve or other nearby nature reserves. A revegetation plan has been developed to contribute to the ecological connectivity and to preserve the look and feel of the roadside. Seed collections and community plant transplants have been undertaken.

For project updates, please sign up on the project page at Main Roads can be contacted by phone on 138 138 or email


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