NorthLink WA will provide a vital, state of the art transport link between Morley and Muchea, reducing travel times and congestion, and providing significant productivity benefits to the economy, industry, motorists and local communities.
The Federal and State Governments have provided $1.12 billion to construct NorthLink WA, which will link to Gateway WA and service regional traffic movements to commercial and industrial areas such as Malaga, Kewdale, Perth Airport and the Perth CBD.
The Southern Section is the first to be constructed, and will provide a freeway-standard, free-flowing link from Collier Road through to Reid Highway via the Tonkin Highway. The primary aim is to provide efficient and safe road access for all road users, and road infrastructure that supports economic and regional development by:
- Upgrading Tonkin Highway to a six lane freeway between Guildford Road and Reid Highway.
- Constructing a new interchange at Collier Road. Collier Road will be realigned and raised to go over Tonkin Highway, with on and off ramps connecting the two roads. This interchange will be similar to the ones at Tonkin Highway and Horrie Miller Drive, and Leach Highway and Abernethy Road.
- Constructing a new interchange at Morley Drive. This includes a roundabout at ground level on Morley Drive that will connect with a raised Tonkin Highway. This will be the first interchange of this type to be built in WA.
- A flyover at Benara Road over the Tonkin Highway.
- New cycling and pedestrian facilities including a 4m wide shared path alongside Tonkin Highway.
Construction is expected to start in June 2016.
NorthLink WA follows several other Independent Certifier appointments on key infrastructure projects currently underway on the east coast: Sydney’s $2.1B CBD and South East Light Rail, the Tunnels and Stations and Surface and Viaducts contracts on the $8.3B North West Rail Link projects.