Work starts on final section of $766m NorthLink Western Australia project

WCN Editorial Team 7 Nov 2017 OCEANIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

CPB Contractors, a subsidiary of CIMIC Group, has commenced construction on the third and final section of the NorthLink Western Australia project between Ellenbrook and Muchea.

Earlier this year, CPB was awarded an AUD175m ($134.1m) contract to deliver the northern section of the NorthLink WA project.

Federal member for Pearce Christian Porter said that along with the southern and central sections, NorthLink WA Northern Section will lead to the creation of a four-six lane national highway.

“Travelling from Kewdale to Muchea, NorthLink WA will potentially avoid up to 16 sets of traffic lights, two railway crossings, and 21 speed limit changes, while separate cycling and pedestrian paths will provide safer and better connections between local communities,” Porter noted.

The entire project is estimated to cost AUD1.02bn ($766m) and is anticipated to support over 7,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Federal minister for urban infrastructure Paul Fletcher said: “NorthLink WA Northern Section is the final piece in this vital $1bn project to improve safety and ease congestion on local roads, while shifting 80% of heavy vehicles from Great Northern Highway onto the new route.”

The project is expected to be wrapped up in mid-2019. The Turnbull government and the Western Australian government have committed $821m and $204m, respectively, to the project.

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