Roadworks along the Tonkin Highway will ease by the end of next month, with the State Government announcing the completion of Northlink stage one.
The stage, which saw grade separations at the Collier Road, Benara Drive and Morley Drive intersections, will mean a free flow of traffic between Reid Highway and the airport on the Tonkin Highway.
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, who announced today the redirection of Tonkin traffic under Collier Road, said the roadworks would wind up by the end of February.
Stage two of the $1 billion NorthLink project involves installing WA’s first freeway-to-freeway interchange at the intersection of Reid and Tonkin highways.
“NorthLink WA is essential to reducing traffic congestion and providing a faster, safer freight route as Perth’s population grows,” Ms Saffioti said.
“NorthLink WA is a vital, state-of-the-art transport link between Morley and Muchea, diverting heavy traffic away from local roads and improving amenity in the Swan Valley for residents and the 600,000 tourists who visit the area each year.
“There will be significant travel time savings for people in Ellenbrook, Noranda and Ballajura as well as eliminating four of our State’s most dangerous intersections.”