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New bridge and busway for Charles St, Perth

The Western Australian Government has awarded the contract to undertake the $32.1 million project.

The Western Australian Government has awarded the contract to undertake the $32.1 million project.The Western Australian Government has awarded the contract to undertake the $32.1 million project to construct and design a new Charles Street bus bridge and busway in Perth.

Main Roads WA, which is delivering the project on behalf of the Public Transport Authority, has awarded the tender to construction company York Civil.

The project will create between 50 and 60 new jobs.

The bridge and busway will be built from the current James Street bus bridge over the Graham Farmer Freeway to Charles Street. The bus lanes will be built along Charles Street to Violet Street.

“This will result in the removal of more than 1,000 buses a day from James and Fitzgerald streets in Northbridge, alleviating traffic congestion and improving local amenity and access,” said Western Australian Transport Minister Dean Nalder in a statement.

“Northern suburbs passengers commuting to the CBD could have their journey times reduced by up to six minutes during peak times,” he said.

Upon completion, the project will deliver significant travel time savings to Perth commuters and the new structures are anticipated to carry around 16,000 passengers a day.

Work will be begin in April, with completion expected in early 2017.

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