Whiteman: Portion of Beechboro Road North permanently closed, traffic diverted onto Tonkin Highway

The intersection between Beechboro Road North and Jules Steiner Memorial Drive in Whiteman. Credit: Google maps.
The intersection between Beechboro Road North and Jules Steiner Memorial Drive in Whiteman. Credit: Google maps.

THE portion of Beechboro Road North in Whiteman, north of Jules Steiner Memorial Drive, has permanently closed this morning, with traffic being diverted onto a new 5km section of Tonkin Highway.

This isolated section of Tonkin Highway is situated between Hepburn Avenue and Gnangara Road.

It is the first section of the NorthLink WA project to open to traffic.

This traffic arrangement will remain until construction of the Gnangara Road interchange is completed, expected to be in the middle of 2019.

Access to the Cullacabardee community and Whiteman Park hobby clubs will still be available via Hennessy Road.

Meanwhile, motorists can access Hepburn Avenue and Tonkin Highway from Hennessy Road via a designated U-turn facility on Beechboro Road North.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the NorthLink WA project was “on track” for completion by late 2019.

“This new section of Tonkin Highway is not yet complete, so please obey the road signs and drive carefully,” she said.

“Nearby residents will be kept up-to-date and further information can be found on the website or by joining the NorthLink WA community group on Facebook.”