NRW Contracting Pty Ltd has been named as the Preferred proponent for the new $225m Reid Highway interchanges in Western Australia.
The ongoing program of congestion relief in Perth’s north-eastern suburbs has reached another milestone, with NRW Contracting Pty Ltd named preferred proponent for the design and construction of two new interchanges on Reid Highway.
The $225 million Reid Highway Interchanges Project, jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Governments committing $112.5 million each, will see two free-flowing interchanges constructed to replace the signalised intersections at Altone Road and Drumpellier Drive/Daviot Road.
As part of the project, Reid Highway will be modified to pass over Altone Road, while a new bridge will be constructed to allow Drumpellier Drive/Daviot Road to pass over Reid Highway.
“The Australian Government continues to work closely with the Western Australian Government to deliver critical road, rail and cycling infrastructure to improve safety and reduce congestion,” says Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King.
“Reid Highway is a vital freight route across Perth’s northern suburbs and the progressive removal of signalised intersections is delivering shorter, safer and more predictable journey times,” says Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King.
Access ramps and roundabouts will also be constructed to maintain connectivity to and from the highway.
“The State Government continues to invest in Perth’s north-eastern corridor to provide high-quality transport links to meet the needs of our growing communities,” says WA Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti.
“The Reid Highway Interchanges Project will significantly improve traffic flow along this critical freight route and follows the removal of the last single carriageway section of the highway in 2020 and the upgrade of Tonkin Highway between Morley and Muchea,” says WA Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti.
“With construction of the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line making great progress and the Tonkin Gap Project completed in December, our government is delivering the infrastructure that will support the significant growth expected in Perth’s north-east in the coming years,” says WA Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti.
The configuration will utilise the existing space around each intersection effectively and minimise the impact of the bridges on neighbouring residents.
For cyclists and pedestrians, a new bridge and underpasses will also be constructed, resulting in a free-flowing continuous shared path network from West Swan Road through to Malaga Drive.
“The delivery of this major project will help to relieve traffic congestion and improve travel time along Reid Highway,” says State Member for Bassendean Dave Kelly.
“Main Roads WA and the State Government is committed to working constructively with local residents during construction to minimize impact on the surrounding area,” says State Member for Bassendean Dave Kelly.
“As our north-eastern corridor continues to grow, traffic congestion will only become worse, but these new interchanges will deliver free-flowing vehicle movements while also maintaining access to Reid Highway for the surrounding road network,” says State Member for Midland Michelle Roberts.
The intersections of Altone Road and Drumpellier Drive are two of only five remaining signalised intersections along Reid Highway. Congestion at each intersection is a growing issue due to increased traffic volumes from ongoing residential and commercial development in Perth’s north-eastern corridor.
Reid Highway also serves as a strategic east-west freight route. Following the recent opening of Tonkin Highway between Morley and Muchea, the new interchanges will further enhance the movement of heavy vehicles by removing signalised intersections on the strategic freight route.
Construction is on track to begin in the first half of 2024 and scheduled for completion in early 2026.
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