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. The highway begins in
Ravenswood, continues around the Peel Inlet to Lake Clifton, and heads
south to finish at Bunbury's Eelup Roundabout. Old Coast Road was the
original Mandurah–Bunbury route, dating back to the 1840s. Since the
1980s the state government has been upgrading the main Perth to Bunbury
route by extending Kwinana Freeway south from Perth, and constructing a
dual carriageway on Old Coast Road north of Bunbury, including bypasses
around Australind, Dawesville, and Mandurah. Construction of the New
Perth Bunbury Highway project, which became Forrest Highway and the
final Kwinana Freeway extension, began in December 2006, and the new
highway was opened on 20 September 2009. Within one year of opening, the
number of road accidents in the area had decreased significantly, but
tourism and businesses in the towns on bypassed routes were also
affected. In June 2014, Forrest Highway was extended south to Bunbury by
renaming much of Old Coast Road as well as Australind Bypass as part of
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