Freight Link to boost WA industry

Perth’s freight network is set to be transformed with a $1.6billion Perth Freight Link to connect Fremantle Port with Kewdale and beyond, jointly funded between the Australian and WA Governments.

The Australian Government has committed $925million to the Perth Freight Link, which is expected to remove 65,000 vehicles from the local road network daily.

The project together with existing road project investment in this vicinity, including Gateway WA and NorthLink WA which captures both works on the Great Northern Highway and Tonkin Highway grade separation, is expected to complete the key strategic link in Perth’s road freight network.

The project will include a 5km four-lane dual carriageway extension of the Roe Highway, from its existing terminus at the Kwinana Freeway to Stock Road in Coolbellup and improvements to Stock Road and High Street.

Some works on the Perth Freight Link project will start mid 2014 with tenders for the main works on the Roe Highway extension and Stock Road improvements scheduled for mid-2015.

It is expected the Perth Freight Link will be open to traffic by the end of the decade.

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