Massive Undertaking Already One-Third Complete

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After more than two years of design and construction, the southern section of NorthLink WA was completed while managing 70,000 vehicle movements along Tonkin Highway each day.

Now at freeway standard, the free-flowing link with six lanes between Guildford Road and Reid Highway is the first section of this $1.02 billion State and Federally funded initiative and is already proving it was worth the wait.

Completed by John Holland, the southern section includes around six kilometres of four metre-wide shared path with local connections providing a safe and environmentally friendly way for cyclists and pedestrians to travel.

The Hampton Park Primary School community is now using the new Tonkin Highway underpass, which features artwork created with the school’s 2017 final year students.

Further along Tonkin Highway, joint-venture contractor Great Northern Connect has the central section taking shape with the design complete and construction works at the half-way mark.

The four bridges and four underpasses are also taking shape at the Tonkin Highway and Reid Highway interchange. Once complete, this will be the state’s largest interchange.

June 2018 saw the majority of noise walls in place, all road bridges started, earthworks more than half-way completed and asphalt works 35 per cent complete.

CPB Contractors began work on the northern section in January 2017 and have now completed the design phase. The majority of clearing is finished and drainage and earthworks have progressed, allowing construction to continue safely through the winter months.

As part of our ongoing commitment to keep the community informed we are doing regular updates about the works on the Project website. Including video footage of the works as they progress.

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