Robertson Drive

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Robertson Drive

Bunbury Bypass / Bunbury Inner Ring Road

General information
Type Highway
Location Bunbury
Length4.94 km (3.1 mi) [1]
Route number(s)
Major junctions
Northeast endAustralian national route 1.svg Forrest Highway (National Route 1), East Bunbury
Southwest endAustralian state route 10.svg Bussell Highway (State Route 10), Withers
Major suburbs Glen Iris, Davenport, Carey Park, College Grove
Highway system

Robertson Drive, also known as the Bunbury Bypass, [2] Bunbury Ring Road, [3] or Bunbury Inner Ring Road, [4] is a 4.9-kilometre-long (3.0 mi) [1] road in Bunbury, Western Australia. It forms a partial ring road around Bunbury, allowing highway traffic to bypass the city centre. The road connects four highway routes that radiate out Bunbury: Forrest Highway to the north, South Western Highway north-eastbound and south-east bound, and Bussell Highway to the south. [1] A dual carriageway along the route was completed in 1992. [3]

Bunbury, Western Australia City in Western Australia

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Ring road type of road encircling a settlement

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Forrest Highway highway in Western Australia

Forrest Highway is a 95-kilometre-long (59 mi) highway in Western Australia's Peel and South West regions, extending Perth's Kwinana Freeway from east of Mandurah down to Bunbury. Old Coast Road was the original Mandurah–Bunbury route, dating back to the 1840s. Part of that road, and the Australind Bypass around Australind and Eaton, were subsumed by Forrest Highway. The highway begins at Kwinana Freeway's southern terminus in Ravenswood, continues around the Peel Inlet to Lake Clifton, and heads south to finish at Bunbury's Eelup Roundabout. There are a number of at-grade intersections with minor roads in the shires of Murray, Waroona, and Harvey including Greenlands Road and Old Bunbury Road, both of which connect to South Western Highway near Pinjarra.


Route Description

The northern terminus of the highway is at the Eelup Roundabout, a large, traffic light controlled roundabout that distributes traffic to Koombana Drive, Sandridge Road, Robertson Drive and Forrest Highway. Traffic coming from Forrest Highway has a slip lane that allows free flowing of traffic onto Robertson Drive, whereas the southbound Forrest Highway traffic must proceed through 2 sets of traffic lights. After the roundabout, the road continues South as an 80 km/hr zone. There is a traffic light controlled intersection with Picton Road and South Western Highway (Northern Section, which proceeds as State Route 20), from which the road becomes a 70 km/hr zone. The road crosses over the Australind railway line and then descends into the Bunbury Industrial Area, with a major traffic light controlled intersection with South Western Highway (Southern Section, which proceeds as National Route 1) and Brittain Road. The road continues south, now an 80 km/hr zone, followed by a sharp turn towards the west, meeting an intersection with Sommerville Drive. Following the Sommerville Intersection, there is access provided to TAFE, the ECU Campus and the Hospitals. The roads southern terminus is with Bussell Highway at a roundabout with Bussell Highway gaining the State Route 10 marker in the southerly direction.

South Western Highway highway in Western Australia

South Western Highway is a highway in the South West region of Western Australia connecting Perth's southeast with Walpole. It is a part of the Highway 1 network for most of its length. It is about 406 kilometres (252 mi) long.

Bussell Highway highway in south-western region of Western Australia

Bussell Highway is a generally north-south highway in the South West of Western Australia. The highway links the city of Bunbury with the town of Augusta and is approximately 140 kilometres (87 mi) in length. The highway is signed State Route 10, except in Busselton where the construction of the Busselton Bypass in 2000 resulted in this stretch being changed to Alternate State Route 10 with the Bypass signed State Route 10.

Internal Designations

Robertson Drive is controlled by Main Roads Western Australia, [5] which internally designates it as Highway H57 Forrest Highway (north of South Western Highway), H9 South Western Highway (for the central section), and H43 Bussell Highway (south of South Western Highway). [1]

Main Roads Western Australia is an agency of the Government of Western Australia that is responsible for implementing the state's policies on road access and main roads. It operates under the Main Roads Act 1930 (WA).

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    1. 1 2 3 4 "Road Information Mapping System". Main Roads Western Australia. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
    2. Dan Barron-Sullivan, Deputy Leader of the Opposition (11 April 2002). "BUNBURY BYPASS, TRAFFIC PROBLEMS" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) . Western Australia: Legislative Assembly. pp. 9942–9944.
    3. 1 2 "Perth to Busselton: Coastal Corridor to the South-West". Western Roads. Main Roads Western Australia. 18 (3): 6. September 1994.
    4. Main Roads Western Australia (26 July 2014). "Bunbury Outer Ring Road". Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
    5. Main Roads Western Australia (3 September 2014). "Regional Roads Controlled by Main Roads Western Australia". Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 6 October 2014.