Western Australia’s biggest high-speed interchange is now open following the completion of works on NorthLink WA’s most complex component – the intersection of Tonkin Highway and Reid Highway in Perth’s north east.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said NorthLink WA is a vital, state-of-the-art transport link between Morley and Muchea, diverting 80 per cent of heavy vehicles away from local roads and improving amenity in the Swan Valley for residents and the 600,000 tourists visiting the area each year.
“Once the Gnangara Road intersection is completed in coming weeks, the journey along the new alignment will be able to continue onto Gnangara Road without the interruption of the signalised T-junction,” Mr Porter said.
“This means commuters around Ellenbrook will have drastically improved journey times.”
The opening of all remaining ramps on the interchange means motorists can now enjoy a free flowing journey in all directions, saving time and improving safety.
A new flyover will also replace the temporary roundabout that has been in place at Beechboro Road North, enabling traffic to go over Reid Highway.
Motorists travelling north on Tonkin Highway will now be able to travel on the new section of road as far as the Gnangara Road T-junction, about 7.5km north of the Reid-Tonkin interchange.
The NorthLink WA initiative is jointly-funded by the Federal Liberal Government ($821m) and State Labor Government ($204m). Completion of the northern section to Muchea is expected by the end of 2019.