The Perth Link Roads project has improved safety and efficiency by removing heavy vehicles from the centre of Perth as they travel to and from the northern and north-western ports.
This project provided a divided dual lane highway (four lanes, about 4.5 km in length) around the western side of Perth, continuing on from the Perth-Breadalbane project, connecting in to Illawarra Road, and joining up at the South Esk Bridge.
Works also included:
- northbound and southbound lanes being separated by a 2.1 metre-wide median and a central flexible safety barrier
- audible edge lines
- a roundabout near the South Esk River Bridge
- an upgraded interchange at Illawarra Road
- highway access ramps at the northern end of Perth
- a cycling path from Drummond Street to Illawarra Road
- an underpass for the existing rail line south of Illawarra Road.
This project is the final link in a dual carriageway along the Midland Highway, from Launceston to the south of Perth, Tasmania.
Works started in 2018, and the project was completed in 2020.