A joint venture between contractors Brierty and Bocol Constructions has won a $69 million contract to upgrade a section of the North West Coastal Highway in the Gascoyne and Pilbara regions.
The contract, which was awarded by Main Roads WA, covers about 102 kilometres of road and includes the design and construction of two bridges, widening, earthworks, pavements, drainage and associated infrastructure, along the highway between Mia-Mia and Barradale.
It forms the second stage of the state government's $218 million North West Coastal Highway upgrade, which began in November last year.
“This project adds to the road upgrade works Brierty is currently delivering for Main Roads in regional Western Australia on the Great Northern Highway and on the Great Eastern Highway,” Brierty managing director Peter McBain said.
“It is also in addition to road works we’re doing for Perth Airport in constructing the new Airport Drive and the roads we are currently building for Rio Tinto in the Pilbara.
“The timing of the commencement of the construction phase of this project will align perfectly with the availability of resources finishing at other road projects.”
Design works will begin this month, with the project to be completed by the end of 2016.
In November, road builder Maca was awarded a $25.3 million contract from Main Roads WA to reseal the North West Coastal Highway between Manilya and Mia-Mia, which formed the first stage of the highway upgrade.