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  Tonkin Highway (State Route 4) - Former Alignment: Maddington to Noranda (State Route 4)

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Tonkin Highway links the south-east corridor with the north-east and north-west corridors of the metropolitan areas.1 The highway is a multi-laned limited access dual carriageway and provides direct access to Perth airport and was built in several stages.

The highway was originally named the Beechboro-Gosnells Highway, the name coming from the two suburbs it was originally planned to link. It was eventually renamed Tonkin Highway in honour of former West Australian premier John Tonkin.

History:

This page concentrates on the former alignment of Tonkin Hwy between Maddington and Noranda

Maddington to Noranda   Noranda to Maddington
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Distance Sign:
RD sign showing distances to the domestic and international terminals of Perth Airport, Wattle Grove, November 2008.

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  Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign approaching Stanton Rd in Redcliffe, December 2012. Note the incorrect SR5 shield for Leach Hwy, it should be SR7.

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Approaching Hale Road:
Flashing warning signs and trailblazer assembly at Wattle Grove approaching Hale Rd, April 2009. The SR3 shield is a remnant from when SR3 was routed along Hale Rd

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Dunreath Dr at Perth Airport, December 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Hale Road in Wattle Grove, November 2008.

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  Dunreath Drive:
Corner of Tonkin Hwy (SR4) and Dunreath Dr at Perth Airport, December 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the interchange with Roe Hwy (SR3) at Wattle Grove, November 2008.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approachig Leach Hwy (SR7) at Perth Airport, December 2012.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the Roe Hwy (SR3) interchange at Wattle Grove, November 2008.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Horrie Miller Dr at Perth Airport, December 2012.

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Approaching Roe Highway:
Roe Highway off ramp at Wattle Grove, April 2009.

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  Horrie Miller Drive:
Corner of Tonkin Hwy (SR4) and Horrie Miller Dr at Perth Airport, December 2012.

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Trailblazer Assembly:
SR3 / SR4 trailblazer assembly on the off ramp to Roe Hwy (SR3), April 2009.

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  Trailblazers:
Incorrect National Route trailblazers at the end of the off ramp to Roe Hwy (SR3) at Forrestfield, December 2012.

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Intersection Directional Signs:
ID sign assembly on the Roe Hwy (SR3) interchange at Wattle Grove, April 2009.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the corner of the Tonkin Hwy (SR4) and Roe Hwy (SR3) at Kewdale. December 2007.

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Roe Highway Interchange:
Tonkin Hwy as it passes under Roe Hwy at Wattle Grove. November 2008.

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  Kewdale / Forrestfield Interchange:
Heading southeast from the Roe Hwy Interchange, December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the Abernethy Road (SR55) interchange at Kewdale. November 2008.

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  Distance Sign:
RD sign at Forrestfield, looking southeast, December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign as you approach the intersection with Horrie Miller Drive and Kewdale Road in Kewdale, November 2008.

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  Hale Road Intersection:
Approaching Hale Road, Forrestfield, December 2007.

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Kewdale Rd / Horrie Miller Dr Intersection:
Tonkin Hwy as it passes Horrie Miller Drive and Kewdale Road in Kewdale, November 2008.

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  Distance Sign:
Signage indicating distances to major routes intersecting with Tonkin Hwy at Forrestfield, December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Kewdale approaching Leach Hwy (SR7). November 2008.

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Leach hwy Junction:
Passing through the Leach Hwy intersection in Kewdale, November 2008.

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Distance Sign:
Large RD after the Leach Hwy intersection at Cloverdale, November 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the interchange with Great Eastern Highway (NR1 / NH94) at Redcliffe, November 2008.

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Great Eastern Hwy Interchange:
The interchange with the Great Eastern Highway (NR1 / NH94) at Redcliffe, November 2008.

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Distance Sign:
Distances to the next 3 exits, Redcliffe, November 2008.

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Crossing the Swan River:
Redcliffe Bridge over the Swan River, November 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the Guildford Rd (SR51) interchange at Bayswater. November 2008.

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Guildford Road Interchange:
Tonkin Hwy as it passes over Guildford Road at Bayswater, November 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the Collie Road intersection, Bayswater. November 2008.

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Collie Road Intersection:
Tonkin Hwy as it passes Collie Rd at Bayswater. November 2008.

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Trailblazer Assembly:
Trailblazer assembly approaching Morley Road in Morley. November 2008. It's common for some numbered routes not to have advance directional signs and only these trailblazers.

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Black Intersection Directional Sign:
Black ID sign with route number topknot on the intersection with Morley Drive in Morley. November 2008.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign after the Morley Road intersection at Morley. November 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the Reid Highway (SR3) intersection, Noranda. November 2008.

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End Tonkin Highway Sign:
Sign indicating the end of Tonkin Hwy, thus the end of SR4 at Noranda at the Reid Hwy (SR3) intersection. November 2008.

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1 Main Roads WA
2 Government of Western Australia, Media Releases, Joint Media Statement - Billion-Dollar Gateway WA Now Underway, 1 February 2013
3 Government of Western Australia, Media Releases, New ramp at Abernethy Road now open, 13 November 2013
4 Main Roads Western Australia, Completed Projects, Tonkin Highway and Kelvin Road intersection, 16 July 2018
5 Main Roads Western Australia, Project Update, NorthLink WA, June 2018

Last updated: 20-Jan-2019 12:59

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