Reid Highway $77.5M upgrade complete as contractors finish final stage

Main Roads Western Australia has awarded a $46 million contract to design and construct a dual carriageway and overpass in Perth.Construction is now complete on the Reid Highway, transforming the final section of the corridor into a four-kilometre westbound dual carriageway.

This upgrade removed the last single carriageway section on the highway to deliver a more efficient east-west route across Perth’s north eastern suburbs.

Aboriginal artwork has also been an important feature of the project following consultation with the Whadjuk Noongar Reference Group.

The works are featured in the Grandis Street underpass. Cultural markers and shadow structures feature at rest points along the Principal Shared Path and screens, with abutments and noise walls celebrating and sharing stories of the Whadjuk Noongar people.

WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the project had supported more than 400 direct and indirect jobs and has helped transform the north eastern suburbs transport network.

“Following completion of NorthLink WA earlier this year, this project is the latest milestone in the transformation of the road network in Perth’s north eastern suburbs,” she said.

“Road and rail upgrades combined with our improvements to the Principal Shared Path will help create a more efficient, connected transport corridor in the north-eastern suburbs.”

City of Swan Deputy Mayor David Lucas said the City was pleased to work with the Federal and State Government’s on this important infrastructure project.

“It was a City priority to not only improve safety for commuters, pedestrians and cyclists but also cut travel times and improve accessibility to local schools and shops,” he said.

“The City contributed $7.5 million to the Arthur Street Bridge project which now links the communities of Dayton to Caversham via the new bridge which will also decongest traffic at West Swan Road and Lord Street traffic lights.”

The project is jointly-funded by the Federal ($56 million) and State ($14 million) Governments, with an additional $7.5 million contribution from the City of Swan towards the Arthur Street Bridge.

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