NORTHLINK WA hits major milestone!
Have you seen the huge amount of work happening in our community? That's NorthLink WA! The project has reached a major milestone with the first Reid Highway bridge over the Tonkin Highway opening to traffic on Sunday 12 August!
The new Reid and Tonkin Highway intersection will deliver a constant average speed of 80km/h and allow traffic to flow in all directions – making it easier and safer for you and your family to get around.
The Liberal Government has committed over $820 million to fund the $1.02 billion NorthLink WA project, an investment that will create jobs, and get us home faster and safer.
How the new interchange will work
From the morning of Sunday 12 August, the way motorists use the Tonkin/Reid Highway intersection will change when the new bridge opens to traffic.
The traffic lights will be removed at the intersection and a temporary roundabout put in place until mid-2019, eliminating one of the state’s most dangerous intersections.
The temporary roundabout will be located 500 metres northwest of the current traffic signals, allowing for the permanent switch of traffic onto the new Reid Highway bridge. Watch the video to see how the interchange will work.
NorthLink WA, which is 80% funded by the Liberal Government, will:
provide a direct route between Muchea, Bullsbrook, Ellenbrook and Morley, cutting your daily travel time by almost 50%
remove 80% of the heavy traffic from Great Northern Highway, creating a safer Swan Valley
allow you to avoid up to 16 sets of traffic lights, two railway crossings, and 21 speed limit changes
support 7,000 new direct and indirect jobs