News, Road upgrades, Western Australia

Completed $71 million project will allow trucks to bypass Perth town

A $71 million project has resulted in the opening of a 4.3-kilometre connection between the Great Northern Highway and Tonkin Highway in WA.

The new Stock Road, which officially opened on Thursday September 7, in the town of Bullsbrook in Perth’s north, features a bridge over Ellen Brook, a rail crossing with boom gates, five T-intersections and a roundabout at Great Northern Highway.

Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King said the Stock Road upgrade increases road safety and allows heavy vehicles to bypass the Bullsbrook town completely, reducing traffic delays and noise disturbances.

“This is a significant investment in one of the City’s key growth areas and it’s an investment that is going to pay off for Perth,” she said.

“Upgrading Stock Road also opens up substantial new opportunities for industrial and commercial developments in the area.”

The project was led by the City of Swan, with the Australian Government contributing $16.67 million in funding for the works.

City of Swan Mayor David Lucas said, “This upgrade will improve connectivity, slash travel times, reduce traffic congestion and boost road safety, allowing heavy haulage trucks to bypass the Bullsbrook townsite.”

WA senator and former truck driver Glenn Sterle also welcomed the completion of the project, “This a significant piece of transport infrastructure and a platform for an exciting future for Bullsbrook,” he said.

“It is set to unlock significant economic potential, enabling the development of land and the creation of an industrial hub in Perth’s north-east.”

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