The biggest road infrastructure project in WA’s history, the $1.02 billion NorthLink WA is now fully open, providing a free-flowing link between Morley and Muchea, doubling road capacity and improving journey times and productivity. Road users travelling from Kewdale to Muchea can now avoid up to 16 sets of traffic lights, two railway crossings and … Continue reading “WA’s Biggest Road Project, Northlink, Open, Finished And Ready For Business”
The biggest road infrastructure project in WA’s history, the $1.02 billion NorthLink WA is now fully open, providing a free-flowing link between Morley and Muchea, doubling road capacity and improving journey times and productivity.
Road users travelling from Kewdale to Muchea can now avoid up to 16 sets of traffic lights, two railway crossings and 21 speed limit changes.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the third and final section of the project – a 22-kilometre dual carriageway highway between Ellenbrook and Muchea – will transform how traffic enters and exits Perth from the state’s north.
“The opening of the final section means road users, particularly freight, can now realise the full benefits of the 37-kilometre highway,” the Prime Minister said.
“NorthLink WA has also supported around 7000 direct and indirect jobs for Western Australians throughout its construction.”
Federal Member for Pearce Christian Porter said the project would also significantly reduce heavy vehicle traffic on Great Northern Highway through the Swan Valley tourism region, enabling a safer road environment for visitors and local businesses.
“One of the many benefits of NorthLink WA’s latest section is that it will take trucks and heavy vehicles off Great Northern Highway, reducing congestion and making roads safer along the beautiful Swan Valley,” Mr Porter said.
“Our northern suburbs have always been great places to live and work, but the unprecedented investment behind key infrastructure projects like NorthLink WA has made them even more accessible and primed for future growth.”
Cyclists and pedestrians can now access a four-metre-wide Principal Shared Path, from Railway Parade in Bayswater to Muchea ¬ a distance of around 42 kilometres.
Traffic speeds (outside work zones) are 100 kilometres an hour to Ellenbrook and 110 kilometres an hour between Ellenbrook and Muchea, reducing travel times significantly and improving both safety and the driving experience for motorists.
Finishing works are still underway, so please pay careful attention to the new configuration and obey the signage.
The NorthLink WA project was jointly funded with the Australian Government providing $820.84 million and the Western Australian Government $204.06 million.
Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2020/04/23/was-biggest-road-project-northlink-open-finished-and-ready-for-business/