05/02/2018 - 15:18

Wanneroo Road interchange proposals requested

05/02/2018 - 15:18

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Four contractors have been invited to submit proposals for the design and build of the $50 million Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive interchange, which is set to begin construction mid-year.

Christian Porter says the project will complement other significant upgrades in the area.

Four contractors have been invited to submit proposals for the design and build of the $50 million Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive interchange, which is set to begin construction mid-year.

The project comprises building a grade-separated interchange, with Joondalup Drive passing over Wanneroo Road via two lanes in each direction.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said BMD Constructions, CPB Contractors, Georgiou Group and Cut & Fill, which was bought by Decmil Group in 2015, have been asked to bid on the project, following a six-week expression of interest period.

“Reducing congestion in Perth’s northern suburbs is a key objective of the $2.3 billion road and rail infrastructure package, jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian governments,” she said.

“This project builds upon the successful opening of the Mitchell Freeway extension between Burns Beach Road and Hester Avenue in August 2017.”

The federal government has contributed $40 million to the project while the state government will chip in $10 million.

Federal Member for Pearce Christian Porter said the project would complement other significant upgrades in the area to reduce travel times on Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive.

“The Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive interchange is one of three major upgrades in Perth's northern corridor over coming years, along with widening of Wanneroo Road between Joondalup Drive and Flynn Drive, and an upgrade of the Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road Interchange,” he said.

“Upon completion, these complementary projects will remove bottlenecks from Wanneroo Road, leading to safer and more efficient journeys around our suburbs.”

A contract is expected to be awarded  in May, with construction set to begin in the middle of the year.

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