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Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan

Perth Link Roads

Perth Link Roads

The works

This project will improve safety and efficiency by removing heavy vehicles from the centre of Perth as they travel to and from the northern and north-western ports.

This project will provide a divided dual lane highway (four lanes, about 4.5 km in length) around the western side of Perth, continuing on from the Perth-Breadalbane project, connecting in to Illawarra Road, and joining up at the South Esk Bridge.

Works will also include:

  • Northbound and southbound lanes being separated by a 2.1 metre-wide median and a central flexible safety barrier.
  • Audible edge lines.
  • Roundabout near the South Esk River Bridge.
  • Upgraded   interchange at Illawarra Road.
  • Highway access ramps at the northern end of Perth.
  • Cycling path from Drummond Street to Illawarra Road.
  • Underpass for the existing rail line south of Illawarra Road.

This project is the final link in a dual carriageway along the Midland Highway, from Launceston to the south of Perth, Tasmania.

Current situation

In June 2018, Tasmanian joint venture VEC-Shaw was announced as the preferred contractor. Work has now started on the project, and construction is expected to be completed by mid-2021.

Concept design plans:

Link Roads overall (PDF 4.3 MB)

Northern interchange (PDF 2.9 MB)

Southern roundabout (PDF 3.6 MB)

Western interchange (PDF 3.6 MB)

Images:

North of Perth looking south (PDF 1.5)

South of Perth looking north west (PDF 2.8 MB)

South of Perth looking north east (PDF 1.9 MB)

Western interchange (PDF 1.8 MB)

Current status

Under construction

Start of works

2018

Completion of works

2021

Related news

  • Preferred contractor announced for Perth Link Roads 21 August 2018
    Local Tasmanian joint venture, VEC-Shaw, has been announced as the preferred contractor for the Midland Highway - Perth Link Roads project.
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  • Projects on display 18 July 2017

    A good way for local communities to find out more about upcoming Highway projects is through public displays. Staff from the Department of State Growth are available at these sessions.

    read more >
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More information

If you would like further information, please contact the Department of State Growth at road.projectenquiries@stategrowth.tas.gov.au