News Date: 09 Aug 2017
The WA State Government has called for expressions of interest on three major projects aimed at fixing congestion hotspots on Perth freeways.
The State Government is seeking expressions of interest to build the projects, which are part of the $2.3 billion package of road and rail projects that were announced in May.
The freeway improvements will coincide with the McGowan Government's METRONET strategy for Perth to create better networks between key activity centres across the metropolitan area.
Included in the request for expressions of interest are the following freeway upgrades:
In the southern suburbs, the two Kwinana Freeway upgrades will cover about 22 kilometres from Russell Road in Success to the Narrows Bridge in South Perth.
Perth's first Smart Freeway on the Kwinana Freeway will create an additional lane from the Canning Highway to the Narrows Bridge through the use of smart technology.
The project will be complemented with ramp signals at Farrington Road, South Street, Leach Highway and Cranford Avenue to balance the flow of traffic onto the freeway.
Construction is expected to start in late 2018 with an aimed completion of late 2019 or early 2020.
Meanwhile, the Kwinana Freeway will be widened from two to three lanes between Russell Road and Roe Highway, with construction due to start in mid-2018, and completion around mid-2019.
In Perth's northern suburbs, an additional lane will be created for seven kilometres of the Mitchell Freeway southbound from Cedric Street to Vincent Street, resulting in four continuous lanes between Erindale Road and Vincent Street.
Construction is expected to start in mid-2018, with completion by the end of 2019.
Major works are underway to rebuild a deteriorated section of the Princes Highway at Heywood, with the upgrade aiming to significantly improve the safety of motorists traveling along the Highway.
Minister for Housing Martin Foley has visited St Kilda’s City Gate Apartments to announce a new redevelopment project that will see the construction of 50 new units.
Funding has been announced that will see two sections of the York Merredin Road east of Perth upgraded in order to improve safety and help address a crash rate more than three times the state average.
The contract for the significant M1 and M3 upgrade between Eight Mile Plains and Rochedale South has been announced, with early works on the congestion busting project already underway.
The Australian and Victorian governments will soon invest $50 million to make the Great Ocean Road safer and more reliable.