Work is now underway on Phase 2 of the Stephenson Avenue Extension, with the $165 million project set to provide a major boost to the local economy and support an estimated 800 jobs.
When complete, the project will provide a new connection from Cedric Street to Scarborough Beach Road, including a new grade-separated Mitchell Freeway interchange with a southbound Smart Freeway on-ramp, as well as new local road links to Ellen Stirling Boulevard.
The project will also deliver a $90 million refurbishment to the Stirling Bus Interchange, upgrading it from an 18-stand facility to a 30-stand bus interchange.
The Stephenson Avenue Extension Phase 2 project also includes:
- A new road connecting Sarich Court to Cedric Street east of the freeway;
- A new Principal Shared Path (PSP) on the east side of the Mitchell Freeway from Telford Crescent to Civic Place, including an underpass at Stephenson Avenue; and
- New cycle and pedestrian paths along Stephenson Avenue and connections to the new PSP.
Phase 2 is being delivered by the S2M Evolution Alliance, a consortium of Acciona, Clough and WSP under an alliance contract.
Stephenson Avenue Extension Phase 1, delivered by the City of Stirling, opened in February 2022 and has provided an alternative connection for motorists to access Ellen Stirling Boulevard and Scarborough Beach Road through new roads Howe Street and Oswald Street.
“We have committed $82.5 million for Phase 2 of the Stephenson Avenue project, which is one of 180 packages of work that we’re delivering nationwide under the Urban Congestion Fund – one part of our record $110 billion infrastructure pipeline.
“The total number of projects within this program that are now completed or underway nationwide is 85. By the end of 2022, more than 80 per cent of all packages are expected to be completed or under construction” said the Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP.
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