Armadale Access Alliance selected for road project in Australia


The Armadale Access Alliance has won a contract worth A$134m (£75m) from the McGowan Government in Western Australia for the Armadale Road to North Lake Road bridge project.

The alliance comprises Laing O’Rourke and BG&E in partnership with Main Roads Western Australia.

The project is intended to relieve congestion along Armadale Road and the southern suburbs.

A new bridge will be constructed over Kwinana Freeway connecting Armadale Road and North Lake Road as part of the project, which will create 1,400 jobs.

Furthermore, Armadale Road will be upgraded from Tapper Road to Kwinana Freeway, passing over the Tapper Road intersection with a new bridge, and under the intersection of Solomon Road.

Both projects were announced under the government’s ‘Boosting Jobs, Busting Congestion’ package that was launched when funding was redirected from the flawed Perth Freight Link project.

After completion of the project, commuters will be able to bypass congestion at the Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre. The project will also ease congestion at the Kwinana Freeway, Armadale Road and Beeliar Drive interchange.

Construction will begin later in 2019 after detailed design.

Work is also continuing on the final section of the A$145m (£81m) Armadale Road widening project, which has created 850 jobs.

The project will also see the conversion of the four-way signalised Armadale Road and Nicholson Road intersection to a roundabout with a four-lane bridge over Nicholson Road to enable free flow of traffic on Armadale Road.

On and off ramps from the roundabout below will provide connectivity.

As part of the broader Armadale Road widening project from Tapper Road and Anstey Road, several sections of new carriageway have been completed, including 2km of road between Ghostgum Avenue and Warton Road; 2km of road between Warton Road and west of Rossiter Avenue; and a half-km road west of Anstey Road roundabout.

Construction on Thornlie-Cockburn Link will commence in 2019 as part of METRONET.

Premier Mark McGowan said: “The Armadale Road upgrade is just one of a number of significant projects underway in Perth’s southern suburbs, which will reduce congestion and lead to safer and more efficient journeys around our suburbs.

“With the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link works getting underway later this year and planning underway for the Byford Extension, we can expect to see a transformation of our southern suburbs in coming years.”


Image: Armadale Access Alliance selected for road upgrade project in Australia. Courtesy of: Joshua Hibbert on Unsplash.

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