The Government of Western Australia has selected Greater Connect consortium to deliver the A$386.5m ($294.1m) Great Eastern Highway Bypass Interchanges project.
The Greater Connect consortium includes construction company Laing O’Rourke, engineering firm AECOM, and Arcadis.
The project forms part of a package of projects, which includes local roads and bridges in the cities of Swan and Kalamunda, along with the extension of Lloyd Street to the north and the duplication of Abernethy Road to the south.
The work on the Great Eastern Highway Bypass Interchanges project involves construction of two new major interchanges along the Great Eastern Highway Bypass.
The project includes bridged interchanges at the intersections of Great Eastern Highway Bypass with Roe Highway and Abernethy Road.
It also involves the cul-de-sac of Stirling Crescent to the north and south of Great Eastern Highway bypass and the local access will also be replaced by an extension of Adelaide Street to Abernethy Road.
The work on the project also includes upgrade on Great Eastern Highway Bypass connecting the new interchanges and the Lloyd Street connection north of Great Eastern Highway Bypass.
Shared path for riders and walkers as well as lights and barriers will also be installed.
Australia’s Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Federal Minister Hon Paul Fletcher said: “The project would bust congestion and improve safety for traffic across the Hazelmere and Forrestfield industrial and freight distribution centres.
“This project is receiving $247.25 million of funding from the Morrison Government, part of our $110 billion, ten year infrastructure pipeline.
“We are investing in critical infrastructure in Western Australia to lay the foundations for economic recovery on the other side of COVID-19 and this project forms part of that.”
Subject to environmental and statutory approvals, the early works on the project are likely to begin in the middle of this year with completion expected by mid-2024.
The Government of Western Australia awarded contract to deliver $294m Great Eastern Highway Bypass Interchanges. (Credit: Sandra Wagner from Pixabay.)