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WA $70m Reid Highway widening project one step closer to construction


Posted by Monica Gameng

Western Australia's $70 million Reid Highway widening project - between Altone Road and West Swan Road - marks a new milestone with the release of the design concept back in April 2018 and Expressions of Interest have been called for the project’s design and construction contract.

This project is part of the Australian and Western Australian Government’s $2.3 billion road and rail infrastructure package of works which was announced last year.

Reid Highway is a vital east-west route utilised by industry and commuters travelling across Perth’s north. The Altone Road to West Swan Road section of the highway is the last section between Marmion Avenue and the Great Northern Highway that is not a dual carriageway.

Reid Hwy widening design conceptSource: Main Roads WA

This project will include:

  • Construction of a four kilometre, two lane second carriageway between Altone Road and West Swan Road
  • New shared path and local links on the southern side of the highway
  • Modifications to the Reid Highway and West Swan Road intersection to increase capacity and improve traffic flow
  • Noise walls
  • Installation of bridge beams and deck for a second carriageway across Bennett Brook
  • Extending the underpass to link Victoria Road
  • Signage, fencing, drainage, landscaping and street lighting

The design and construction contract is expected to be awarded by the final quarter of 2018. Once the contract is awarded, detailed design will commence, with major construction activities projected to begin in 2019.

This upgrade will help improve traffic flow and safety as well as help ease congestion along the route.

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Source: Main Roads WA

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

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