Expressions of interest for the design and construction of the $70 million Reid Highway duplication project will open in WA in late June.
The revised project scope follows a decision from the City of Swan to contribute funding towards the bridge project.
The proposed bridge aims to link the suburbs of Caversham and Dayton, provide alternative access for busses to cross Reid Highway and provide and provide an additional entry and exit point for emergency vehicles.
To ensure construction is efficient and to minimise impacts to the community, the bridge will be included within the scope of the Reid Highway Dual Carriageway project as a priced option.
The project includes four kilometres of widening to build two new lanes on the southern side of the Reid Highway, modifications to the intersection at West Swan Road to improve traffic flow, and a new shared path for pedestrians and cyclists.
Construction of the Reid Highway Dual Carriageway between Altone Road and West Swan Road will begin in early 2019.
WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the bridge will improve local connectivity, reduce congestion and improve access to shops and local services on both sides of the highway.
“We look forward to working closely with the City of Swan to deliver this important addition to their local road project, and welcome their financial commitment to the project,” she said.
Midland MLA Michelle Roberts said the bridge would be a huge bonus for locals.
“This will provide safer and quicker options for local residents to access work and services,” she said.