MRWA awards $18M contract to build Roy Hill Bridge

Main Road Western Australia (MRWA) has selected a contractor to deliver a new 25-metre bridge over Roy Hill rail line in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, with construction now underway.Main Road Western Australia (MRWA) has selected a contractor to deliver a new 25-metre bridge over Roy Hill rail line in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, with construction now underway.

Georgiou has won the $18.66 million contract to build the single-span bridge carrying the Great Northern Highway over the rail line.

Delivery of the bridge also involves works to include a 95-metre-long reinforced concrete box culvert structure to improve drainage and reduce road closures due to flooding.

The Roy Hill-funded project is being delivered in partnership with MRWA managing the design, procurement and maintenance elements of the project.

According to the Western Australian Government, the construction of the bridge and removal of the at-grade rail crossing will improve traffic flow and safety.

The project is excepted to generated 65 jobs over the life of the project, with a strong focus on local content and Aboriginal participation.

“I’m proud to be a part of a McGowan Labor Government that is focused on local jobs for local workers here in our Pilbara,” Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel said.

“It’s fantastic to see a local Aboriginal business benefiting from this project, with Main Roads WA Gebro Contracting as the site supervisor.”

Work is expected to be completed by March 2019.


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