Gateway WA is a $1 billion infrastructure project that will deliver an efficient road and bridge network to the new Perth Airport precinct, surrounding businesses and residential areas, and the rapidly growing transport and logistics operations in the area.
The project will involve a major upgrade of Tonkin Highway (between Great Eastern Highway and Roe Highway) and Leach Highway (between Orrong Road and the Perth Airport), as well as the construction of five new grade separated interchanges.
The project will form an iconic gateway to Perth that will create a lasting impression for road users, residents and visitors to Western Australia.
Early works have commenced, including the construction of the Abernethy Link (on-ramp to Tonkin Highway).
- Clearing on the three main interchanges (Leach/Abernethy, Leach/Tonkin and Tonkin/Horrie Miller) is underway. New traffic management arrangements are being progressively implemented throughout the project area.
- First package of work - the Abernethy Loop ramp - is scheduled for completion in November 2013.
- The full scope of works is expected to be completed by 2017, ahead of the planned consolidation of the domestic and international terminals at the Perth Airport.