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BMD to deliver works on WA Mitchell Freeway widening project


Posted by Monica Gameng

Works are now underway to widen the Mitchell Freeway between Hutton Street and Cedric Street in Western Australia and BMD Constructions has been a $16.5 million contract to deliver the project.

Under this contract, approximately 50 local jobs are expected to be created and scope of works will include the construction of an additional fourth lane, a double exit lane at Cedric Street, new safety barriers along the verge as well as three new emergency stopping bays.

Construction is due to be completed by September 2020.

“More than 70,000 trips are made between Cedric and Hutton Streets down the Mitchell Freeway each day.

“Once complete, the additional lane will help ease congestion and improve traffic efficiency and road user safety,” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said.

Mitchell Freeway Northbound Widening - Hutton to Cedric MapSource: Main Roads WA

More than $400 million has already been invested by the State Government for projects that will transform Perth’s freeways, including the Mitchell and Kwinana freeways.

Other projects covered by the $400 million investment include:

  • $47 million for the Smart Freeway project that will create an additional traffic lane between Canning Highway and the Narrows Bridge by utilising the emergency stopping lane as a full-time running lane, known as All Lane Running
  • $49 million to widen the Kwinana Freeway northbound between Russell Road and Roe Highway
  • $59 million to widen the Mitchell Freeway southbound between Cedric and Vincent streets
  • $205 million to extend Mitchell Freeway from Hester Avenue to Romeo Road

“My Government is committed to creating local jobs and busting congestion across our suburbs, which is why we are investing more than $400 million into upgrades across the Kwinana and Mitchell freeways.

“I use the freeways every day, travelling between Rockingham and Perth, and I know how important a smooth running freeway ride can be - it can mean getting home in time for dinner, dropping the kids off at school on time and making life just that little bit easier,” Premier Mark McGowan said.

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Source: Government of Western Australia; Main Roads WA

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

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