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Marshall flyover opens on Northlink WA

Congestion in Perth for heavy vehicles and commuters will ease with the opening of the new Tonkin Highway today the Western Australian government has announced.

Touted as a state-of-the art transport link between Morley and Muchea, the $821 million NorthLink WA project is expected to divert 80 per cent of commercial vehicles away from Great Northern Highway.

Perth motorists between Ballajura, Malaga and Beechboro, according to a statement from the WA Government, can expect to arrive home sooner and safer.

Completion of the NorthLink WA project is expected later in 2019.

Federal Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said NorthLink WA was part of the Coalition’s plan to bust congestion across Perth.

“The flyover will also mean easier access in the Swan Valley for residents and the 600,000 tourists who visit the area each year.”

WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the flyover at Marshall Road was a welcome safety initiative as grade separation is safer than a signalised intersection, eliminating the potential for conflict and allowing for smoother traffic flow.

“As part of the overall network of changes, the Marshall Road flyover will ultimately deliver faster, safer travel times for motorists,” she said.

“Changes brought about by NorthLink WA will free up local roads for local traffic and give local streets back to local communities.”

Cyclists and pedestrians will be diverted onto the flyover via a temporary footpath along the northern side of Marshall Road, which connects to the existing path on Beechboro Road North.

It will also separate traffic from the works, allowing construction to progress on Tonkin Highway near Marshall Road.
 
To date the Coalition Government has committed $821 million to the NorthLink WA project with the Western Australian Government committing $204 million.

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