Main Roads WA awards $24M upgrade contract

Main Roads Western Australia has awarded the $24 million design and construction contract to upgrade the Roe Highway and Karel Avenue interchange.

Georgiou Group have won the contract which also includes widening the Karel Avenue bridge.

The works according to Main Roads WA, will support the construction of the Thornlie-Cockburn Link by extending the Karel Avenue bridge across the freight railway line located immediately south of Roe Highway.

“Georgiou has a solid relationship with Main Roads WA, having delivered numerous road and bridges projects in Western Australia since our inception in 1977,” Chief Executive Officer at Georgiou, Rob Monaci said.

“In delivering this design and construction contract, we have the opportunity to utilise our team’s vast expertise and innovative thinking to provide cost and time effective solutions for our client and road-users, the WA taxpayers,” he said.

The Thornlie-Cockburn Link will support growth and accessibility across the southern suburbs by providing direct access to employment, sporting and recreation opportunities.

Early works are scheduled to commence in July and construction is expected to take 18 months with estimated completion in late 2020.

The construction will employ 50 personnel on site at peak, according to Georgiou.

In WA, Georgiou is currently delivering the Great Eastern Highway upgrade and has recently delivered the Great Northern Highway Roy Hill Bridge.

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