Duplication of the Mandurah Estuary Bridge is one step closer with Georgiou Group Pty Ltd being officially named as the Preferred Proponent to design and deliver the project.
Georgiou Group Pty Ltd has considerable experience in constructing bridges in Western Australia, including the design and construction of the award-winning Mandurah Traffic Bridge, which was completed in 2018.
Georgiou Group Pty Ltd is also part of the Alliance currently delivering the new Fitzroy River Bridge.
The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Governments, with each contributing $55 million.
The project involves the construction of a second, two-lane bridge on the south side of the current bridge.
“As well as reducing congestion, the bridge duplication will improve safety, efficiency and reliability across this crucial regional transport link,” says Acting Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister, Kristy McBain.
“The project will also lead to the creation of an additional 500 local jobs, boosting the local economy,” says Acting Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister, Kristy McBain.
The project will also include construction of a new four-metre wide shared path to improve connectivity and access to recreational activities for the local community.
More than 33,000 vehicles currently use the existing Mandurah Estuary Bridge every day, with congestion an ongoing issue.
“When the Mandurah Estuary Bridge was originally constructed in the 1980s, it was not designed to cater for the high volumes traffic we have today,” says Western Australia Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.
“It is a key connection between Mandurah and the wider Peel region, with more than 33,000 vehicles using the bridge every day,” says Western Australia Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.
“Duplicating the bridge will significantly ease the congestion currently experienced on approach to the bridge and cut the travel times for the thousands of commuters every single day,” says Western Australia Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.
“Duplicating the bridge will ensure we minimise that congestion and make the journey safer and quicker for thousands of commuters every day,” says Mandurah MLA David Templeman.
Detailed design will be carried out before construction gets underway, with the project expected to be completed by late 2025.
Main Roads have completed environmental and heritage assessments and preliminary site investigations.
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