NorthLink WA’s third and final section, stretching all the way from Ellenbrook to Muchea, is progressing towards completion in coming months.
The final components of Western Australia’s biggest-ever road initiative are nearing completion with the northern section now expected to open in early February 2020.
The opening date has been moved from the end of 2019 to February to accommodate works on local roads, the Neaves Road connection and the Principal Shared Path.
CPB Contractors are also working hard to finalise livestock fencing, traffic barriers and lighting to ensure the new highway is as safe as possible at the time of opening.
Connecting at Ellenbrook with the NorthLink WA central section, which opened in August, the northern section includes:
- Dual carriageway between Maralla Road and Muchea
- Interchanges at Stock Road, Neaves Road and Brand Highway
- Deviation at Brand Highway
- Flyovers at Muchea South Road, the railway and Ellen Brook
Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Minister Alan Tudge
said the delivery of the $1.02 billion NorthLink WA initiative – $820 million from the Federal Government and $204 million from WA – is the result of years of
co-operative work between the Australian and Western Australian Governments.
“This investment is all part of the Morrison Government’s record $100 billion pipeline of infrastructure projects over the next decade, getting Australians home sooner and safer,” Mr Tudge said.
WA Minister for Transport and Planning Rita Saffioti said a massive amount of work has gone into NorthLink WA since it started and many Western Australians will benefit from this new addition to the road network.
“The slight delay in opening will ensure all the road safety features are in place at the time of opening and avoid inconvenience to the traveling public over the Christmas and New Year holiday period,” Ms Saffioti said.
“The difference this project will make to traffic in the Swan Valley, and the time savings it creates elsewhere, means it’s well worth the wait.”
Federal Member for Pearce Christian Porter said thanked road users for their patience.
“I look forward to officially opening this final section of NorthLink WA in the New Year,” Mr Porter.
“The NorthLink WA northern section will provide a free-flowing dual carriageway between Ellenbrook and Muchea, taking the majority of heavy traffic away from Great Northern Highway and improving journey times and safety.”
“This project is an important investment in our local communities and once completed will help to reduce congestion and improve amenity and productivity in the area.”
The Northlink WA Northern Section is a jointly funded initiative with the Australian Government committing $821 million and the Western Australian Government providing $204 million.