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NorthLink WA central section. Perth. Australia

Client
Main Roads Western Australia
Sector
Transport
Services
Engineering ExpertiseInfrastructure Construction
Duration
2016 - 2018
Project partners
BGC Contracting

Full project details

Laing O'Rourke has joined forces with BGC Contracting to deliver a major part of Western Australia’s NorthLink road program and remove two of the State’s most dangerous intersections.

Great Northern Connect, a joint venture between Laing O'Rourke BGC Contracting, is delivering the central section of NorthLink Stage 2. The project comprises the first section of the Perth Darwin National Highway which aims to reduce congestion and provide the northern link into Perth for heavy freight traffic and growing suburban developments.

This central section project will construct a free flowing link from Reid Highway to Ellenbrook, improving access to Ellenbrook and the surrounding precincts. It includes nearly 20km of highway with four interchanges, including 14 road bridges and three footbridges.

Key construction works include:

  • An interchange at the Reid Highway and Tonkin Highway intersection
  • Flyovers at Marshall Road and Beechboro Road
  • Interchanges at Hepburn Avenue, Gnangara Road and at Ellenbrook
  • New cycling and pedestrian facilities including a four-metre wide shared path to Ellenbrook.

Making the roads safer

One of NorthLink WA’s key benefits is removing four of the State’s most dangerous intersections. Two of these are located in the central section which is being delivered under NorthLink Stage 2:

  • Tonkin Highway / Reid Highway
  • Beechboro Road / Gnangara Road.

Project facts

The project comprises the first section of the Perth Darwin National Highway and aims to reduce congestion.

Nearly 20km of highway, four interchanges including 14 road bridges and three footbridges are being delivered.

A free flowing link from Reid Highway to Ellenbrook will ease congestion and improving access to nearby suburbs.

Two of Perth’s most dangerous intersections will be removed, improving road safety.

NorthLink WA Central Section fly-through