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Milestone reached on Tonkin Gap project

Tonkin Gap Project.

Works are wrapping up on the Broun Avenue Bridge in Perth, with traffic expected to switch onto the new section of the bridge on March 15 2023.  

The traffic switch will allow new bus interchange works, set to serve as a key point that connects people to the new Morley Train Station, currently under construction below Broun Avenue Bridge. 

The finishing works on Broun Avenue Bridge come as a newly constructed 300-metre shared path located underneath the Redcliffe Bridge is opened. 

At more than 60 metres wide, the bridge will be one of Perth’s widest road and bus interchange bridges, accommodating 12 bus stands. 

Further works on the shared path network and upgrades to the Doyle/Broun and Embleton/Broun intersections are also underway. 

The new shared path will connect pedestrians and cyclists from Bayswater on the northern side, to Ascot on the southern side, and improve safety by eliminating the interface between path users and vehicles. 


 

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Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King said the project is an exciting next step in infrastructure for the city. 

“The progress being made on the Tonkin Gap project demonstrates commitments to supporting more efficient transport solutions for motorists travelling through Perth and improving safety, by eliminating the interface between pedestrians and cyclists and motor vehicles,” she said. 

The Tonkin Gap project is anticipated to save commuters up to six minutes during morning peak and up to 11 minutes in the afternoon. 

The project is also delivering enabling works for the Metronet Morley-Ellenbrook Line which is expected to supply more transport choices for people living and working in Perth’s north-eastern suburbs. 

The Tonkin Gap and Metronet Morley-Ellenbrook Line projects are being jointly funded by both the Australian and Western Australian State governments. 

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