Western Australia’s biggest high-speed interchange is now open following the completion of works at Tonkin Highway and Reid Highway in Perth’s north east.
WA Premier Mark McGowan said the intersection was developed in conjunction with NorthLink WA to deal with congestion on Perth Roads.
NorthLink WA aims to deliver a 42 kilometres freeway to freeway link between Morley and Muchea, connecting residents in Ellenbrook to Morley and halving the 25-minute journey time between the two suburbs.
“NorthLink WA is creating thousands of jobs for Western Australians and they should all be commended for their outstanding work on what is a very large and complex project,” McGowan said.
A new flyover will replace the temporary roundabout that has been in place at Beechboro Road North, enabling traffic to go over Reid Highway.
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Motorists travelling north on Tonkin Highway can now travel on the new section of road as far as the Gnangara Road T-junction, about 7.5 kilometers north of the Reid-Tonkin interchange.
Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge called NorthLink WA a vital, state-of-the-art transport link between Morley and Muchea.
“It will divert 80 per cent of heavy vehicles away from local roads and improve amenity in the Swan Valley for residents and the 600,000 tourists visiting the area each year.
“Road users travelling from Kewdale to Muchea can potentially avoid up to 16 sets of traffic lights, two railway crossings and 21 speed limit changes,” Tudge said.