Tonkin Gap Project and Associated Works

Tonkin Highway – Collier Road to Dunreath Drive, including Guildford Road interchange

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Upgrading the highway with additional lanes, new interchanges, bridges and a shared path between Collier Road and Dunreath Drive.

Picture of Tonkin Gap as of May 23

What's Happening 

Get the latest project news in the February Construction Update

We can’t believe that January is already over!

This month we will continue finishing works across the project and are preparing for two full weekend closures of Tonkin Highway between Reid Highway and Hepburn Avenue to install arch segments and the bridge deck for the Malaga footbridge in the coming months.

Read more about what's coming up in the February construction update.

Upcoming Tonkin Highway weekend closures for Malaga footbridge installation

As part of the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line works we are building a new arch footbridge over Tonkin Highway.

We will be installing arch segments and the bridge deck for the footbridge over two full weekend Tonkin Highway closures between Reid Highway and Hepburn Avenue.

The first closure is from the night of 8 March to the morning of 11 March to install bridge arch segments. Stay tuned for specific times and detour maps for this closure.

Another full weekend closure to install the bridge deck is planned for early April. Further details will be provided closer to the date.

When complete, the new footbridge will provide safe access for pedestrians and cyclists from the residential areas west of Tonkin Highway, to Whiteman Park, and to the METRONET Malaga Station.

New bridge name announced

In December, the Minister for Transport, Rita Saffioti and Federal Member for Perth, Patrick Gorman, announced the new name for the Redcliffe Bridge, now known as Mooro-Beeloo Bridge.

The name Mooro-Beeloo acknowledges the two Noongar groups who lived on either side of the river prior to colonisation.

The northern side of the Derbal Yerrigan (Swan River) is Bayswater was known as Mooro country. The southern side in Belmont was known as Beeloo country.

Using both names separated by the hyphen was recommended and supported by the Traditional Owners as a fitting acknowledgement of both communities, linked by the bridge.

Roadworks
Great Eastern Highway between Moreing Street and Boulder Avenue
  • 5am 22 January to 12am 1 March (24/7)
  • Intermittent lane closures in both directions 
  • Finishing works 

Great Eastern Highway westbound between Boulder Avenue and Lyall Street

  • 21 to 23 February 8pm to 5am
  • Lane closures
  • Resurfacing

Tonkin Highway northbound on-ramp from Great Eastern Highway westbound

  • 21 to 24 February 8pm to 5am
  • Ramp closed
  • Detour map
  • Resurfacing

Tonkin Highway southbound off-ramp to Great Eastern Highway

  • 23 February 8pm to 9am
  • 27 February 8pm to 6am
  • Lane closure
  • Kerbing works and loop cutting

Tonkin Highway southbound on-ramp from Great Eastern Highway westbound

  • 24 February 8pm to 5am
  • Ramp closed
  • Detour map
  • Resurfacing

Tonkin Highway northbound on-ramps from Great Eastern Highway

  • 26 and 29 February 8pm to 5am
  • Ramp closed
  • Detour map
  • Roadworks and kerbing

Great Eastern Highway westbound between Epsom Avenue and Lyall Street

  • 26 February 8pm to 5am
  • Lane closures
  • Resurfacing

Tonkin Highway southbound at Dunreath Drive

  • 26 February 7pm to 5am
  • Lane closures
  • Loop cutting

Tonkin Highway southbound on-ramps from Great Eastern Highway

  • 27 February 9pm to 5am
  • 1 March 9pm to 7am
  • Ramp closed
  • Detour map
  • Loop cutting

Tonkin Highway southbound on-ramp from Collier Road

  • 28 February 8pm to 4am
  • Ramp closed
  • Detour map
  • Loop cutting

Tonkin Highway southbound between Collier Road and Railway Parade

  • 28 February 8pm to 4am
  • Lane closure
  • Loop cutting

Tonkin Highway northbound between Collier Road and Broun Avenue

  • 29 February 9pm to 6am
  • Lane closure
  • Loop cutting

Doyle Street between Broun Avenue and Cherry Court

  • 29 February 7pm to 6am
  • Closed
  • Detour map
  • Asphalting works

Broun eastbound between Embleton Avenue and Doyle Street

  • 29 February 7pm to 6am
  • Lane closure
  • Asphalting works

Tonkin Highway northbound off-ramp to Guildford Road

  • 23 February 8pm to 7am
  • 24 February 8pm to 8am
  • 25 February 8pm to 5am
  • Ramp closed
  • Detour map
  • Roadworks and kerbing

Tonkin Highway between Reid Highway and Hepburn Avenue

  • 10pm 8 March to 4am 11 March (24/7)
  • Lane closures from 7pm 8 March
  • Full closure
  • Detour map
  • Malaga footbridge arch installation
  • Travel Map

Long term road impacts

Broun Avenue eastbound between Bath Road and Embleton Avenue intersection

  • Ongoing until early-2024
  • Broun Avenue eastbound reduced to one lane,
  • Right turn and left turn from Broun Avenue eastbound to Embleton Avenue closed.
  • Detour via Bath Road and Addlestone Road
  • Intersection upgrade for METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line works

Broun Avenue westbound at Broun Avenue and Embleton Avenue intersection

  • Ongoing until early-2024
  • Right turn from Broun Avenue westbound to Addlestone Road.
  • Detour via Bath Road and Addlestone Road
  • Intersection upgrade for METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line works
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Tonkin Gap bridging the Gap

Tonkin Gap bridging the Gap

The Tonkin Gap Project has taken a major step towards final completion with additional lanes now open between Dunreath Drive and Collier Road.

Tonkin Gap team takes gold for sustainability

Tonkin Gap team takes gold for sustainability

Tonkin Gap Project and Associated Works has recently been awarded a gold Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) design rating under from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC).

Strollers and cyclists make most of the new underpass!

Strollers and cyclists make most of the new underpass!

Pedestrians and cyclists are enjoying the new underpass built at Great Eastern Highway in Redcliffe.

Redcliffe Bridge activation update

Redcliffe Bridge activation update

As part of our project works, we are activating an area under Redcliffe Bridge, as a community space.

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