Georgiou Group has secured a contract for the design and construction of a new interchange at Roe Highway and Kalamunda Road, as it reached a key milestone on a second infrastructure package at Perth Airport (see video).
Georgiou Group has secured a contract for the design and construction of a new interchange at Roe Highway and Kalamunda Road, as it reached a key milestone on another significant infrastructure package.
A joint statement from the federal and state governments said the works will aim to ease congestion in Perth’s eastern suburbs, and Georgiou was awarded contract following a competitive tender process in late 2018.
The project will lower Roe Highway by approximately nine metres to pass beneath Kalamunda Road.
Video: Installation of the Sky Bridge at Perth Airport.
Connectivity between the two roads will be retained through two roundabouts on Kalamunda Road as well as on and off-ramps to the highway.
A principal shared path will also be constructed on the eastern side of the highway, with local connectivity provided for pedestrians and cyclists.
New drainage, street lighting and other supplementary works will complete the interchange.
Detailed design of the project is currently underway, with construction anticipated to begin in late 2019.
Completion is scheduled for early 2021.
Georgiou chief executive Rob Monaci said Georgiou has a long track record of delivering high-quality roads and transport projects, both in WA and across Australia.
“Georgiou is committed to working with Main Roads WA to deliver transport solutions which improve safety, reduce congestion and create faster travel times for road users,” he said.
“We bring our vast roads expertise and experienced team to the project and look forward to delivering this project on time, on budget and, most importantly, safely while minimising disruption to the travelling public.
Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the new interchange was an essential component for the federal government’s investment in Western Australia’s road and rail infrastructure.
“This interchange will bust congestion and improve traffic flow and freight efficiency on what is a strategic route across Perth’s eastern suburbs,” Mr Tudge said.
Minister for Transport and Planning Rita Saffioti said with NorthLink and New Lord Street close to completion, and the Reid Highway Dual Carriageway project underway, the road improvement program in Perth’s eastern suburbs was gathering pace.
“This project will address congestion and improve journey times through one of the last remaining signalised intersections on Roe Highway,” Ms Saffioti said.
“The current intersection is a safety and congestion blackspot, and this upgrade will go a long way towards improving safety for residents in Kalamunda and the foothills of Perth.”
The project is one of the 18 projects announced as part of the $2.3 billion ‘Boosting Jobs, Busting Congestion’ federal infrastructure package announced in May 2017.
Today, the state government also announced Georgiou had commenced crane lifts of major components for a $31 million skybridge linking Metronet to Perth Airport.
Work on the 280 metre enclosed walkway will employ 70 people, the state government said.
Georgiou is currently delivering the Great Eastern Highway Upgrade, Karel Avenue Upgrade and is involved in the Metropolitan Road Improvement Alliance.