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WBHO secures $28m contract on WA Great Northern Highway Upgrade


Posted by Monica Gameng

Works on Western Australia’s Great Northern Highway upgrade between Muchea and Chittering is set to go underway by the end of the year, with WBHO Infrastructure Pty Ltd awarded the contract - valued at approximately $28 million - to deliver the project.

Scope of works for this upgrade will include:

  • Construction of 3.5 kilometres of dual carriageway that will link up with the NorthLink WA project at Muchea; and 8.5 kilometres of new wider single carriageway through to Chittering Roadhouse. The new highway is going to be built next to the existing Great Northern Highway

  • Realignment of intersection at Old Gingin Road, Reserve Road, Wandena Road, Maddern South Road and Sugar Gum Drive

  • The existing highway will be used as local access roads to avoid future congestion and provide safer access points to the highway

Muchea North Map - April 2018Source: Main Roads WA

This upgrade project is part of the $344.8 million Great Northern Highway Upgrade - Muchea to Wubin and it is jointly funded by the Australian Government - committing $275.8 million - and Western Australian Government to fund the remainder of the cost.

“The Great Northern Highway - Muchea to Wubin Upgrade will boost the safety and amenity of the highway, which is an important link between Perth and the State’s north.

“Construction is also underway on sections of the Great Northern Highway further north, on the Miling Bypass and pithara sections, upgrading another 25 kilometres of the strategic freight link,” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said.

The Muchea to Chittering section of the Great Northern Highway Upgrade is expected to be completed by February 2020, weather permitting.

The entire Great Northern Highway - Muchea to Wubin Upgrade is anticipated support up to 2,000 jobs during its construction phase.

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Source: Government of Western Australia; Main Roads WA; Roads and Infrastructure Australia

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

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