MACA Civil Pty Ltd will undertake the contract to upgrade the intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Fauntleroy Avenue in Ascot.
The upgrade will cater to an expected increase in airport-bound traffic once Brearley Avenue is closed on the highway, which is required for the Forrestfield-Airport Link project.
WA Transport Minister Dean Nalder said in a statement that the intersection upgrade is expected to be finished by the end of the year.
“Great Eastern Highway will be widened to provide shared left-turn pockets, bus priority lanes, dedicated right-turn lanes and U-turn access for both westbound and eastbound traffic, as well as modifying the traffic signals,” he said.
“Later in 2016, the nearby intersection of Coolgardie Avenue will also be upgraded to provide dedicated right-turn lanes for Great Eastern Highway traffic in both directions.
“Both intersections are expected to be completed before the end of the year, in readiness for the planned closure of Brearley Avenue at Great Eastern Highway.”
The $2 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link will connect with the Midland Line near Bayswater Station and run to Forrestfield through underground tunnels.