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Contract awarded for Mandurah traffic bridge

The Western Australian Government has awarded the contract to replace the 62-year-old Mandurah traffic bridge.

The Western Australian Government has awarded the contract to replace the 62-year-old Mandurah traffic bridge. The Western Australian Government has awarded the contract to replace the 62-year-old Mandurah traffic bridge to Georgiou Group.

The new bridge will cost nearly $52 million.

WA Transport Minister Nalder said in a statement that the replacement bridge would address safety and traffic congestion issues for the increasing number of vehicles that use the bridge each day, by providing more capacity.

“The new structure will provide a central point of interest and an area for the Mandurah community to use for recreational activities, while accommodating the road users that move between residential, commercial and holiday pursuits,” he said.

Mr. Nalder said improving traffic capacity with two traffic lanes in each direction and safety for pedestrians and cyclists with separate, wider facilities over the bridge were key features of the project.

“It is excellent that Georgiou’s proposal retains sections of the old bridge to build platforms beneath the new bridge, for use by the community for fishing, crabbing and prawning,” he said.

The project involves decommissioning the existing bridge and building a new bridge to the north of the old bridge, with Main Roads Western Australia managing the contract in partnership with the City of Mandurah.

Georgiou Group will move through a detailed design development and construction management planning phase before starting work at the end of the first quarter of 2016. Construction will be complete in late 2017.

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