The project to upgrade Tonkin Highway in Australia has achieved two significant milestones. The highway is part of Perth’s Principal Road Freight Network. The latter serves key activity centers such as Perth Airport and the Kewdale Freight Terminal.
This project in question covers a section of the Tonkin Highway from Collier Road to Dunreath Drive. The scope of the project includes the construction of additional traffic lanes in each direction between Collier Road and Dunreath Drive.
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The project to upgrade Tonkin Highway in Australia also involves the construction of new bridges over the Swan River, Guildford Road, Railway Parade, and Dunstone Road. Moreover, it involves upgrades to the Guildford Road and Great Eastern Highway interchanges.
Furthermore, the project involves the construction of a Principal Shared Path (PSP) with bridges, underpasses, and local connections for cyclists and pedestrians. Lastly, it involves the construction of noise walls, lighting, and amenity improvements.
Development of the project to upgrade Tonkin Highway in Australia so far
Reportedly, the 300 meters-shared path that is right underneath the Redcliffe Bridge is officially open to the public. The Broun Avenue Bridge which is currently under construction, on the other hand, is almost complete.
The $400 million project to upgrade Tonkin Highway in Australia strives to address the current bottleneck, where the highway reduces from three lanes into two in Redcliffe and Bayswater. As a result, it will largely improve safety and efficiency. Additionally, it will also reduce travel times.
The project began in 2020 and aims to have complete development works in 2023.