Thomas Road

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Thomas Road

Intersection of Rockingham and Thomas Road, September 2019.jpg
Intersection of Rockingham Road and Thomas Road
General information
Type Road
Length23 km (14 mi)
Opened1950s
Route number(s) Australian state route 21.svg State Route 21
Major junctions
West endAustralian national route 1.svg Rockingham Road (National Route 1), Kwinana Beach
 
East endAustralian state route 20.svg South Western Highway (State Route 20), Byford
Location(s)
Major suburbs Kwinana, Casuarina, Oakford

Thomas Road is a major west-east road in the far southern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, connecting Rockingham Road (part of Highway 1) in Kwinana's industrial area with Kwinana's urban area, before bridging Perth's agricultural fringe to meet the South Western Highway in Byford, just south of Armadale. [1] Thomas Road was the terminus of the Kwinana Freeway from 1993 until 2002, and presently serves as the terminus of Tonkin Highway after its extension beyond Albany Highway in 2003.

Road A demarcated land route with a suitable surface between places

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Highway 1 (Australia) circumnavigational highway in Australia

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Kwinana Beach, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

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Thomas Road forms the entirety of State Route 21. [2]

Major intersections

Spearwood, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Spearwood is a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Cockburn. This suburb derives its name from the Spearwood bush which is a common shrub in the area.

Rockingham, Western Australia City in Western Australia

Rockingham is a city and primary centre in Western Australia south-west of the Perth city centre and south of Fremantle. It has a beachside location at Mangles Bay, the southern extremity of Cockburn Sound. To its north stretches the maritime and resource-industry installations of Kwinana and Henderson. Offshore to the north-west is Australia's largest naval fleet and submarine base, Garden Island, connected to the mainland by an all-weather causeway. To the west and south lies the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.

Gilmore Avenue is a main road and suburban distributor in Kwinana south of Perth, and runs through or alongside the suburbs of Medina, Orelia, Calista and Leda, linking them to the Kwinana Freeway via Thomas Road and also to Kwinana Hub Shopping Centre.

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References

  1. 2011 UBD Perth and Surrounds Street Directory. Australia: Universal Publishers Pty Ltd. 2011. pp. 409–412, 426–429. ISBN   978 0 7319 2653 4.
  2. Distance book (12 ed.). Main Roads Western Australia. 2012. pp. 4–5. ISBN   0 7309 7657 2. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2014.Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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