• Joint media statement – Contract awarded for road gateway in Perth’s Eastern Suburbs

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Joint media statement – Contract awarded for road gateway in Perth’s Eastern Suburbs

The Greater Connect consortium comprising Laing O’Rourke, AECOM, and Arcadis has been awarded the contract to deliver the Great Eastern Highway Bypass Interchanges project. The project is expected to bust congestion and improve safety for traffic across the Hazelmere and Forrestfield industrial and freight distribution centres.

The Morrison Government is allocating $247.25 million funding from its $110 billion, ten year infrastructure pipeline.

Hon Rita Saffioti MLA, said procurement for the upgrades had been streamlined to boost the State’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and would support up to 2,700 jobs. This would also help provide critical new connections for Perth’s transport network.

Two new major interchanges will be built as part of the project.

The second interchange will replace the current signalised intersection at Roe Highway and Great Eastern Highway Bypass. This will improve safety and traffic flow on a section of road used by more than 60,000 vehicles per day. There are also upgrades to be undertaken which includes upgrading the Great Eastern Highway Bypass between the new interchanges and the Lloyd Street connection north of Great Eastern Highway Bypass.

Other upgrades also include upgrading parts of Abernethy Road, upgrading Roe Highway between Great Eastern Highway Bypass and Clayton Street, a new bridge over the Helena River completing the extension of Lloyd Street from Clayton Street to Stirling Crescent and new shared paths, including lighting and barriers.”

The works package will join other projects already under construction or in procurement in Perth’s eastern suburbs, including the Roe Highway-Kalamunda Road grade-separated interchange and METRONET’s Bellevue Railcar Facility and Midland Station projects.

Early works are expected to start mid-year and completion is expected by mid-2024 subject to environmental and statutory approvals.


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Date Published: 02 February 2021

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