A $175 million contract has been awarded for the third and final stage of the NorthLink WA project.

CPB Contractors were awarded the contract for the design and construction of the northern section of highway from Ellenbrook to Muchea.

The final stage of the Northlink WA project will involve construction of a free-flowing dual carriageway between Ellenbrook and Muchea, with new interchanges at Stock Road, Neaves Road and Brand Highway.

Western Australian Transport Minister, Bill Marmion, said the contract for the new highway aimed to improve safety and efficiency for road users and residents.

“NorthLink WA is a vitally important project, generating about 1,000 jobs and demonstrating the Liberal National Government’s commitment to transport infrastructure and West Australians,” Mr Marmion said.

“Traffic congestion will be vastly improved as drivers will be able to bypass up to 16 sets of traffic lights and two railway crossings.

“Safety issues will be addressed at four of the state’s most dangerous intersections, with more than 150km of road safety barriers to protect vehicle occupants and separate oncoming traffic.”

Once completed, NorthLink WA will provide a continuous connection from the Perth Airport area through to Muchea, and together with the Gateway WA and Perth Freight Link projects will be a major part of a high standard freight connection to Fremantle Port.

“Construction is already well underway on Stage 1, Stage 2 is commencing and Stage 3 will begin by mid-2017, so we are certainly on target for project completion in 2019,” Mr Marmion said.

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