Mitchell Freeway $49.4M southbound widening contract awarded

The Federal Government has committed $108 million to extend Perth’s Mitchell Freeway with the Western Australian Government including $15M in its 2018-19 budget to widen a section of the freeway.The $49.4 million design and construct contract for Perth’s Mitchell Freeway has been awarded to a construction company.

BMD Constructions was awarded the widening works on the road corridor, which involves the construction of an additional land for seven kilometres between Cedric Street and Vincent Street to improve connectivity between the northern suburbs to the CBD.

It will also aim to provide median barriers between the railway line and traffic lanes, replacing existing barriers with concrete barriers and providing noise and screen walls.

The project aims to reduce congestion and bottlenecks for southbound traffic on the Mitchell Freeway, which carries up to 180,000 vehicles per day.

BMD Constructions has delivered 11 infrastructure upgrades for Main Roads WA across the state and will work closely with the state road authority to help provide beneficial outcomes for local businesses, residents and commuters.

Design work is currently underway on the southbound widening, with more information to come.

The project is part of Main Roads’ plan to accommodate for increased population and economic growth into the future and is funded by the state and federal governments.

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