Great Eastern Highway Bypass
Great Eastern Highway Bypass in Hazelmere looking east to the Darling Scarp
|Length||5.6 km (3.5 mi)|
|Route number(s)||National Highway 94|
|West end||Great Eastern Highway (National Highway 94 / National Route 1), South Guildford|
|East end||Roe Highway (National Highway 94 / State Route 3) Hazelmere|
Great Eastern Highway Bypass is a limited-access dual carriageway linking Great Eastern Highway and Roe Highway in Perth, Western Australia. Together with a section of Roe Highway, it bypasses the historical Guildford and Midland localities, through which the original, urban and slower Great Eastern Highway passes.
Great Eastern Highway Bypass begins at a traffic light controlled T Junction with Great Eastern Highway in 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) before encountering Kalamunda Road at a traffic light controlled intersection. Great Eastern Highway Bypass continues east, past residential development to the north, and mostly undeveloped industrial land to the south, before crossing into the industrial suburb of . After 2.7 kilometres (1.7 mi) there is a traffic light controlled T Junction with Abernethy Road, which travels in a south-westerly direction, parallel to the airport's eastern edge, connecting to the industrial areas of and . A further 650 metres (2,130 ft) takes the bypass to Stirling Crescent, a local road providing access to Hazelmere and High Wycombe, and the road ends at Roe Highway, 600 metres (2,000 ft) to the east. Both intersections are traffic light controlled. Northbound, Roe Highway leads back to Great Eastern Highway in , east of . Southbound, the highway heads towards .. Through traffic flows between Great Eastern Highway southwest of the intersection and the bypass to the east; access to the north-eastern section of Great Eastern Highway requires turning off the main route. The bypass proceeds around the northern edge of Perth Airport for
Plans for a major highway along a similar alignment date back to Gordon Stephenson and Alistair Hepburn's 1955 "Plan for the Metropolitan Region", which was the precursor of Perth's Metropolitan Region Scheme. 358 after 21 months of construction, and at a cost of $10 million. :358 The western continuation was not developed, and the route was not included in subsequent planning documents in the 1990s.The first gazetted edition of the scheme shows it as a controlled access highway, extending west beyond Great Eastern Highway. The route crossed the Swan River and met a proposed north-south highway (now constructed and named Tonkin Highway), and followed the river to Perth's CBD, cutting across the Maylands and Burswood peninsulas. Such a route was still planned for in the 1970s and 1980s. The eastern section, corresponding to the current Great Eastern Highway Bypass, was constructed in the late 1980s, and was known as the Redcliffe–Bushmead Highway during construction. Great Eastern Highway Bypass was opened on 14 May 1988, :
The entire highway is in the City of Swan local government area, part of the Perth Metropolitan Region.
|South Guildford||0||0.0||Great Eastern Highway north-east ( National Route 1 ) – Guildford, Swan Valley||Highway terminus: continues south-west as Great Eastern Highway (National Highway 94 / National Route 1)|
|1.6||0.99||Kalamunda Road (State Route 41) – South Guildford, Kalamunda|
|Hazelmere||4.3||2.7||Abernethy Road (State Route 55)|
|5.6||3.5||Roe Highway (National Highway 94 north / State Route 3)||Highway terminus.|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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Great Eastern Highway Bypass opened 14 May 1988
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