The Western Australian Government has awarded the contract to deliver the $22.8 million second stage of the Margaret River Perimeter Road project.
A WBHO Infrastructure and SRG Civil joint venture has been selected to deliver the project to connect to the 1.8 kilometre section, and will start construction in September.
Stage two includes a further 5.2km of the Perimeter Road, plus a new 2.3km section of John Archibald Drive to complete a connection between the Perimeter Road and the Margaret River.
Other key components include a 96 metre three-span bridge over the Margaret River and a pedestrian bridge on the Darch trail.
According to a statement from Western Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, the new road will take the majority of heavy vehicle and inter-regional traffic off the main street of Margaret River, allowing visitors and locals to enjoy increased safety and amenity in the town centre.
“Completion of the Perimeter Road will enable the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River to commence its planned redevelopment of the town centre,” said Ms. Saffioti.
“Reduced travel times to other regional destinations and increased transport efficiency will provide economic benefits, including allowing producers to get their goods to market quicker.”
According to the statement, a range of sustainability initiatives are planned, including the use of materials from the site such as mulch, topsoil and feature rock for landscaping and manufacture of rock products for the protection of bridge embankments, drainage structures and table drains.