Gateway funding settled

The Gateway is a jointly-funded project to upgrade the interchanges and lanes on Tonkin Highway, between Great Eastern Highway and Roe Highway, and Leach Highway between Orrong Road and Perth Airport.

Transport Minister Troy Buswell said last week consultations between the two governments had set the final project price, scope of works and construction methodology.

‘This is the single biggest undertaking by Main Roads WA, which will be managing the project, and while I acknowledge that works of this scale and complexity can bring disruption, they have been scoped in stages to minimise interruptions and adverse impacts to local business and road users generally,’ Mr Buswell said.

‘Priority will also be given where possible to preserving travel times, maintaining access to driveway and public transport, and ensuring the safe passage of pedestrians and cyclists.’

The first stage of Gateway WA, an on-ramp to Tonkin Highway from Abernethy Road, is expected to be completed by September 2013.