Contractors are invited to express interest for the Mitchell Freeway extension contract from Hester Avenue to Romeo Road.
EOI’s are open for the design and construction of the 5.6 kilometre extension in Perth’s outer northern suburbs.
The expansion will include the completion of the Mitchell Freeway interchange at Hester Avenue and a new freeway interchange at Lukin Drive.
A rail tunnel will also be constructed alongside the construction and connection of Romeo Road between Marmion Avenue and Wanneroo Road. Wanneroo Road will then be duplicated for 1.8 kilometres between Romeo Road and Trian Road.
A new shared bike path is also planned as well as noise mitigation, street lighting and the installation of safety barriers.
The freeway extension will service the rapidly growing north-western suburbs of Butler, Yanchep, Alkimos and Eglinton as well as areas to the east including Nowergup.
State government population forecasts indicate the area will be home to about 118,000 people by 2031 – about 1.5 times Mandurah’s population of around 80,000.
Construction is expected to begin in late 2020. This will rely on all environmental and heritage approvals being obtained.
The $215 Mitchell Freeway Extension project, Hester Avenue to Romeo Road, is jointly-funded by the federal ($107.5 million) and Western Australian ($107.5 million) governments.
Western Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said an industry briefing will take place to help local businesses understand the procurement process and help us to understand local capacity and capability to ensure local companies are well placed to take up opportunities.
“The project will provide employment opportunities for local workers and businesses, along with encouraging Aboriginal employment and engaging Aboriginal businesses,” she said.