The Tasmanian Government has announced local joint venture VEC-Shaw as the preferred contractor to undertake the $92 million Perth Link Roads Project on the state’s Midland Highway.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the Perth Link Roads was the single largest component of the $500 million Midland Highway 10-Year Action Plan announced in 2015.
“With the completion of the Perth to Breadalbane Duplication, the Perth Link Roads project is the final link in providing dual carriageway from Launceston to South of Perth,” Mr. McCormack said.
“Consistent with the Action Plan objective of providing a highway with a minimum 3-starAusRAP safety rating along its entire length, the Perth Link Roads project will deliver a range of safety benefits to the community.
“This includes diverting heavy vehicles and highway traffic around the Perth town centre, reducing traffic noise and congestion for the Perth community, and improving travel times along the Midland Highway.”
Work on the Perth Links Road is due to start in late 2018 and expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
The Australian Government has committed $83 million to the $92 million project in partnership with the Tasmanian Government.