Pol­lies dig in to get road link started

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS -

CON­STRUC­TION on NorthLink WA, which is ex­pected to halve travel times be­tween El­len­brook and Mor­ley, has started.

Trans­port Min­is­ter Rita Saf­fi­oti and Pearce MHR Chris­tian Porter broke ground last week to start the con­struc­tion of the $1.12 bil­lion project.

The ma­jor road up­grade, which is ex­pected to be com­pleted by mid-2019, will pro­vide a non­stop trans­port route be­tween Mor­ley and Muchea.

Ms Saf­fi­oti said once com­pleted, NorthLink WA would take the ma­jor­ity of heavy traf­fic away from Great North­ern High­way, mak­ing it safer for lo­cal res­i­dents.

“NorthLink WA will pro­vide a vi­tal, state-ofthe-art trans­port link be­tween Mor­ley and Muchea. It will re­duce travel times, con­ges­tion and help sup­port in­dus­try, mo­torists and the lo­cal com­mu­nity,” she said.

“NorthLink WA will gen­er­ate around 1000 jobs and the start of con­struc­tion on the cen­tral sec­tion is an­other sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone for the in­tia­tive.

“When fin­ished, the im­proved and ex­tended Tonkin High­way will be ca­pa­ble of car­ry­ing more than dou­ble the cur­rent num­ber of ve­hi­cles and the free flow of traf­fic will mean ve­hi­cles keep mov­ing and travel times im­prove.”

Govern­ment min­is­ters and lo­cal stake holders break ground on Northlink WA.

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