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Great Eastern Highway Bypass Interchanges project underway in WA
Major construction is now underway on the $386.5 million Great Eastern Highway BypassInterchanges project.
When complete the project is expected to slash 10-minutes off peak hour journey times.
The project includes:
- Construction of two grade-separated interchanges along Great Eastern Highway atAbernethy Road and Roe Highway;
- An extension of Lloyd Street from its current end point to south of Clayton Street to GreatEastern Highway Bypass, including a new bridge over the Helena River;
- Upgrades to the Great Eastern Highway Bypass, including the removal of the existingintersection at Stirling Crescent;
- Upgrade of Roe Highway between Talbot Road and Clayton Street, including a bridgeduplication over Helena River, to three lanes;
- Upgrades to Abernethy Road;
- Completing the missing link in the 30 kilometre Principal Shared Path between Midland andJandakot.
- Removal of traffic lights at key congestion hot spots including the intersections of GreatEastern Highway and Roe Highway as well as Abernethy Road and Great Eastern Highway.
The upgrades will provide better connectivity, helping to support commercial developments inMidland, while improving links to the Hazelmere, Forrestfield, Kewdale and Perth Airportindustrial areas.
The Greater Connect Alliance, comprising Laing O'Rourke, AECOM and Arcadis, in partnershipwith Main Roads, will deliver the project.
Initial construction activity is focussed on the Bypass around the intersection of AbernethyRoad, including constructing a temporary alignment of the Bypass to keep traffic moving whilethe first of the new interchanges is under construction.
Construction of the other key parts of the project will begin progressively from 2022 onwardswith overall completion scheduled for 2024.
The project is funded by the Commonwealth Government and the Western AustralianGovernment with contributions also made by the City of Swan and the City of Kalamunda.
Comments attributed to Federal Minister for Communications, UrbanInfrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP:
"The Morrison Government is contributing $247 million to this important project through theUrban Congestion Fund, under which we are delivering 182 packages of work nationwide.
"The total number of Urban Congestion Fund projects that are now complete or underwaynationwide is 76. A further 12 are expected to start construction this year.
"By the end of 2022, more than 80 per cent of all packages are expected to be completed orunder construction."
Comments attributed to Western Australian Minister for Transport, HonRita Saffioti MLA:
"The Great Eastern Highway Bypass Interchanges will be a game-changer for road users inPerth's east.
"The project brings together five long-awaited road upgrades, which will reduce congestion,improve safety and enhance access into Midland, while providing better connectivity to theHazelmere, Forrestfield, Kewdale and Perth Airport industrial areas.
"It will also complete the last 30 kilometre missing principal shared path link along RoeHighway between Midland and Jandakot, creating an uninterrupted path for cyclists andpedestrians.
"Our Government is continuing to create opportunities for local businesses and support localjobs through our transport infrastructure program of works."
Comments attributed to Federal Member for Hasluck, the Hon Ken WyattMP:
"The Great Eastern Highway Bypass Interchanges project will provide major benefits to roadusers in Perth's eastern suburbs.
"The Lloyd Street Bridge is a long-awaited connection into the south of Midland that willimprove access to St John of God Hospital, the Curtin University campus and the developingentertainment precinct," Mr Wyatt said.
"Together with the new interchange at Abernethy Road and improvements to Roe Highway, theupgrade will deliver free-flowing movement at the eastern end of the Bypass, reducing journeytimes, improving safety and enhancing freight efficiency.
"This is another example of the Morrison Government funding critical infrastructure in WAthrough our record 10 year, $110 billion infrastructure investment program."