MACA awarded contract for final stage of the Bussell Highway Duplication project

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MACA Civil Pty Ltd wins contract for the final stage of the Bussell Highway Duplication project, with construction to get underway in December 2022.

MACA Civil Pty Ltd has just been awarded a construction contract for the work, which will see the remaining 12-kilometre section of highway duplicated from Hutton Road through to Busselton.

Stage 1 of the project, completed in December 2021, saw the construction of a new five-kilometre section of highway, duplicating the road from just south of Spurr Street to Hutton Road.

A further three-kilometre dual carriageway section, between Hutton Road and north of Ludlow River, was completed in April 2022.

Construction of three new bridges along Bussell Highway is also well underway. Work on the two new two-span bridges – one measuring 38 metres over the Ludlow River and the other 32 metres over the Abba River – and the third, 20-metre, single-span bridge over the Sabina River is expected to be completed in early 2023.

“This is yet another great example of the Australian and WA governments working together to ensure the delivery of critical infrastructure in regional Western Australia ensuring a safer, smoother and less congested journey for road users to and from the South-West,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.

“WA’s South-West region is an extremely popular holiday destination with vehicle numbers surging during peak holiday periods to more than 23,000 a day, which is why this upgrade is so vital,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.

Earthworks to prepare the remaining section of Stage 2 for major construction have been progressing over the winter months.

“It’s fantastic to see the project reach the final stage, but we’re already seeing safety benefits for commuters with around eight kilometres of Bussell Highway upgraded to date,” says WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti. 

“Completing this final section, including the construction of the three bridges, will help make this iconic West Aussie road trip more enjoyable due to the improved safety and efficiency for all road users,” says WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti. 

“In its entirety, the project supports up to 570 direct and indirect jobs during the construction process,” says WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti. 

More than 15,000 vehicles use this stretch of highway each day. The duplication will increase capacity and safety, including more overtaking opportunities between Bunbury and Busselton.

The project is jointly funded by the Federal and State Governments and expected to be completed by late 2024.

Source: © Government of Western Australia 2022

Image source: © Government of Western Australia 2022

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