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Two north-east Perth road upgrades to create 750 jobs


Posted by Monica Gameng

Two north-east Perth road upgrades mark new milestones. Works on the Wanneroo Road - Ocean Reef Road interchange are now underway and the contract to deliver road widening works on Reid Highway.

Both projects are being delivered under the $2.3 billion “boosting jobs, busting congestion” package of works that was announced in 2017. These projects are set to remove two of Perth’s congestion hotspots as well as improve road safety in the north-eastern suburbs.

Works on the $68.4 million Wanneroo Road - Ocean Reef Road interchange project is being carried out by the WBHO Infrastructure - SRG Civil joint venture and the scope will include:

  • Construction of a bridge

  • Bridge off and on ramps including traffic signals

  • Service relocations and drainage improvements

  • Realignment of paths and pedestrian crossing points

Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road interchange - Project update October 2018-2Source: Main Roads WA

“The Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Interchange is one of the three Wanneroo Road projects worth a total of $146 million to keep the north-eastern suburbs moving.

“The three complementary projects will significantly improve congestion by delivering more consistent and reduced journey times,” Federal Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said.

On the other hand, the contract to deliver the $46.5 million Reid Highway widening between Altone Road and West Swan Road was awarded to Decmil Southern Pty Ltd. The project scope will include:

  • Construction of a 4-kilometre two-lane second carriageway between Altone Road and West Swan Road on the southern side of the existing carriageway

  • New shared path and local links on the southern side of the highway

  • Modifications to the Reid Highway and West Swan Road intersections to increase capacity and improve traffic flow

  • Construction of noise walls

  • Installation of bridge beams and deck for a second carriageway across Bennett Brook

  • Extend the underpass to link Victoria Road

  • Installation of signage, fencing, drainage, landscaping and street lighting

  • Construction of a new bridge over Reid Highway to connect the northern and southern sections of Arthur Street

Reid Hwy widening design conceptSource: Main Roads WA

“This part of the Reid Highway is one of the last remaining sections of single-carriageway highway in the entire metropolitan area so we are proud to be finally upgrading it.

“We look forward to seeing this project progress, delivering an efficient east-west route across Perth’s north-eastern suburbs for local residents, commuters and the freight industry,” Western Australian Minister for Transport and Planning Rita Saffioti said.

The contract award for the Reid Highway widening is the first major contract to be delivered under the WA Industry Participation Strategy which requires the tenderer to outline plans that will guarantee local work.

Construction to widen Reid Highway is anticipated to commence in mid-2019 and is due for completion by mid-2020.

Both projects are jointly funded by the Australian and State Governments. The Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road Interchange project is expected to create up to 350 jobs, while the Reid Highway widening is projected to create 400 jobs.

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Source: Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population; Main Roads WA (1, 2); Decmil Group

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.