A consortium led by Acciona, together with local companies Clough and WSP, has been awarded the contract for the second phase of Perth’s $165 million Stephenson Avenue Extension, one of the main arteries in the City of Stirling.
When complete, the project will provide a new connection from Cedric Street to Scarborough Beach Road, including a new grade-separated Mitchell Freeway interchange to replace Cedric Street and local road links to Ellen Stirling Boulevard.
Construction of the Stephenson Avenue Extension Phase two project will include a Smart Freeway southbound on-ramp, a $90 million upgrade to the Stirling Bus Interchange, new road connections west of the freeway and new shared paths along Stephenson Avenue.
Western Australian Minister for Transport and Planning, Rita Saffioti said that the project would provide a big boost for local infrastructure throughout the region.
“This project will improve access to important commercial and residential hubs, as well as providing key road, public transport, walking and cycling links for residents and businesses,” Ms Saffioti said.
“When complete, this project will ease congestion and travel times, meaning less time on the road and more time with friends and family.”
Phase one of the Stephenson Avenue Extension is already underway and is being delivered by the City of Stirling.
These works include an extension of the Extension of Stephenson Avenue from Scarborough Beach Road through to Howe Street and new local road connections Stephenson Avenue and Ellen Stirling Boulevard at Oswald Street and Howe Street.
The project is expected top create an estimated 800 jobs over the duration of both phases of construction.
Phase one of the extensions is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Phase two is being delivered by Main Roads and major works are expected to commence early 2022 with completion in late 2023.
The Stephenson Avenue Extension and Stirling Bus Interchange projects are jointly funded by the Federal and State governments, with each contributing $127.5 million.