Construction is getting underway on the $69 million Denny Avenue level crossing removal project in Western Australia, with demolition works ramping up on a number of properties along Third Avenue and Railway Avenue.
In addition, Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are also being sought for contractors to deliver the Kelmscott METRONET precinct. Two contractors are going to be appointed for the project - one for the delivery of road and rail works and one to deliver road and civil infrastructure.
“The release of the EOI is another key step for this critical METRONET project in the heart of Kelmscott.
“Each package of works has a different risk profile for the contractor, so the decision was made to split them into two design and construct contracts,” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said.
Works under the multi-million dollar project will include:
- Permanently closing the Denny Avenue level crossing
- Construction of a rail-over-road underpass by gradually elevating the rail and sinking Davis Road
- Extending Davis Road to Third Avenue to maintain the vital east/west connection
- Widening Davis Road to four lanes - two in each direction
- Installation of traffic lights at Davis Road intersections at Albany Highway, Streich and Railway avenues as well as at Gilwell Avenue / Albany Highway intersection
- Removal of traffic lights along Denny Avenue at Albany Highway, Streich and Railway avenues
- Construction of a walk/cycle path over the new Davis Road underpass on the Railway Avenue side of the rail line
- Turning sections of Third and Slee avenues into cul-de-sacs
- Civic improvements and road landscaping to revitalise the Kelmscott town centre including repurposing Station Masters House and land development opportunities
Project plan (source: METRONET)
Major construction works are anticipated to commence later this year, with completion of the project due by late 2021.
“The removal of the Denny Avenue level crossing will greatly improve the daily lives of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, improving safety and decreasing road congestion in the area.
“With construction set to start later this year, this project marks the first part of METRONET’s level crossing removal program and commitment to improving safety for our communities,” Ms Saffioti said.
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