The $49 million contract for Western Australia’s Kwinana Freeway widening between Success and Jandakot has been awarded with works to start soon.
BMD Constructions Pty Ltd will deliver the works from Russel Road to just south of the Roe Highway. The remaining one kilometre of works through Farrington Road is underway and being delivered by the Murdoch Drive Connection project.
The overall Kwinana Freeway Widening project is scheduled for completion by late 2019.
Premier Mark McGowan said the road infrastructure boost in Perth’s southern suburbs were much needed to combat major congestion bottlenecks in and out of the fast growing area.
“It’s terrific to see these job-creating projects underway. We’re getting on with the job and upgrading our road network and it’s been made possible by reallocating Perth Freight Link funding,” Mr McGowan said.
“These road upgrades are aimed at making people’s daily travels that much easier–whether they’re going about their everyday business in the area or they’re doing a bigger commute to and from the Perth CBD and beyond–the aim is to reduce traffic congestion so people can spend more time doing what they love.
WA Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said the two-lane section of Kwinana Freeway between Russell Road and Farrington Road was one of the most congested sections of road in Perth.
“These upgrades will be a major benefit for those travelling through the well-known congestion hotspot near Cockburn Central. This notorious intersection is impacting travel times and creating safety risks for motorists,” Ms Saffioti said.
“The $49 million Kwinana Freeway Widening project, of which this contract forms a key part, will provide capacity for an extra 1,800 vehicles per hour. This will significantly improve traffic flow and reduce congestion for those commuting to the CBD or our northern suburbs.”
The Federal Government has invested $39.2 million into the $49 million project.