The Western Australian Government has released tenders to build a new bridge to connect the future Subi East precinct with West Leederville in Perth.
Industry is invited to prepare and submit proposals for the removal and replacement of the Hamilton Road Bridge, which crosses the Freemantle Lune on Hamilton Street in Subiaco.
The new structure will comprise two 3.5-metre traffic lanes, two 1.2-metre shoulder lanes, a three-metre shared path on the west side and a three-metre footpath on the east side of the new bridge.
Works also include safety improvements, such as sight distances, layout and drainage, at the Hamilton Road and Railway Parade intersection.
The new bridge will replace the existing 99-year-old timber bridge crossing the Freemantle rail Line on Hamilton Street in Subiaco.
Western Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the project is a chance to add capacity for cyclists and pedestrians, while improving safety for motorists.
“As well as the bridge upgrade, there will be new connections to the existing shared path network and an extension to the existing underpass on the southern side of the bridge,” Ms. Saffioti said.
“All road users will benefit from the design improvements to accommodate turning movements for all vehicles and lighting upgrades in the vicinity of the bridge.”
Following tender evaluation, the state government expects to award the contract in late 2018, with construction is expected to start in early 2019.