Airport link takes shape

Part of that work has started with the upgrading of the intersection at Great Eastern Highway and Fauntleroy Avenue in preparation for the link.

WA Transport Minister Dean Nalder said Main Roads awarded a contract to MACA Civil for the upgrade, which will cater for an expected increase in airport-bound traffic once Brearley Avenue is closed at Great Eastern Highway.

Mr Nalder said the $4.8 million project was expected to be finished by the end of the year.

“Great Eastern Highway will be widened to provide shared left-turn pockets, bus priority lanes, dedicated right-turn lanes and U-turn access for both westbound and eastbound traffic, as well as modifying the traffic signals,” Mr Nalder said.

“Later in 2016, the nearby intersection of Coolgardie Avenue will also be upgraded to provide dedicated right-turn lanes for Great Eastern Highway traffic in both directions.”