The Western Australian Government has awarded the tender to build a 2.8 kilometre section of shared cycling/pedestrian path in Fremantle as part of its $134 million investment in cycling infrastructure over the next four years.
Perth-based company Kerslake Group will deliver the project between Grant Street and Victoria Street, which extends the existing route along the Fremantle railway line.
Works will also include a bicycle counter, new lighting, wayfinding signs, pavement markings and landscaping to complement the four-metre-wide shared path.
The works are part of a new principal shared path – an off-road continuous connection from the Perth CBD to Fremantle.
Following completion of the Grant and Victoria Streets section in mid-2019, the design and construction of the remaining sections between Victoria Street Station and North Fremantle Station will be progressed.
Western Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the state government had recognised the connectivity and safety benefits of extending the Fremantle Railway share path
“The start of construction on this site marks the beginning of what will be a continuous link between Perth and Fremantle – making the route quicker, safer and more direct for people walking and cycling,” she said.