Eastern Link opens on Friday

The community are invited to the opening of the Eastern Link at 4pm on Friday, July 3, 2020.
The community are invited to the opening of the Eastern Link at 4pm on Friday, July 3, 2020.

The Eastern Link will officially be opened at 4pm on July 3, 2020 by Forrest MP Nola Marino and City of Busselton deputy mayor Kelly Hick.

Members of the public are welcome to join in the opening celebration which is expected to improve the city's overall road network.

Ms Marino said the Australian Government committed $1.7 million to the project from its Bridges Renewal program.

"The new bridge means improved efficiency and connectivity to a community that is experiencing continual growth in both population and visitors to the region," she said.

Mayor, Grant Henley said together with the construction of the new roundabout at Rosemary Drive and the extension of Cammilleri Street, these works provided a much needed second entrance point into the town centre.

This new entrance point will:

  • Reduce congestion in the town centre and Causeway Road
  • Provider quicker access to East Busselton
  • Offer an alternative entry and exit point for emergency vehicles
  • Direct tourist traffic directly to caravan parks and the Busselton foreshore reducing bottlenecks at town centre intersections

Mr Henley said these works were part of a staged upgrade of the Busselton local road network designed to improve access for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists both now and into the future.

"The opening of the bridge means we've made huge progress to deliver on our commitment to this project," he said.

The bridge is expected to be open to vehicles from 4.30pm on July 3, 2020.