Changes you need to know about at Reid and Tonkin highways

​On 12 August, the first new Reid Highway bridges over Tonkin Highway opened to traffic, as part of the $1.02 billion NorthLink WA initiative.

Traffic signals at the intersection were replaced with a temporary roundabout, approx. 500 m north-west of the traffic signals until mid-2019, eliminating one of WA’s most dangerous intersections.

The new temporary roundabout will minimise inconvenience to motorists and is expected to deliver an improvement in intersection performance.

 

Video: Illustration of new roundabout 

As construction continues, new ramps in the free-flowing Reid and Tonkin Highway interchange will open progressively. This means fewer vehicles will need to use the temporary roundabout until it’s removed when NorthLink WA is finished in mid-2019.

Once complete, WA’s biggest free-flowing, freeway-to-freeway interchange will carry traffic at an average speed of 80 km/h and allow for free-flowing traffic in all directions, significantly reduce travel times and improve both safety and the driving experience for motorists.

Please travel carefully through the new roundabout.

Modified: 15 Aug 2018