The Stephenson Avenue Extension project features two new lanes in each direction and will be delivered in stages with the first managed by the City of Stirling in Western Australia.
Tenders for phase one of the project have now been called.
Phase one will include extending Stephenson Avenue from Scarborough Beach Road up to Sarich Court in Osborne Park. It will feature new local road connections to Ellen Stirling Boulevard at Oswald Street and Howe Street, on-street parking, pedestrian and cycling facilities as well as streetscaping.
Stage two of the project is in planning and development now. This will see the extension of Stephenson Avenue from Sarich Court to Cedric Street incorporating a new interchange at the Mitchell Freeway. Construction for stage two is expected to start in 2021.
The final phase will be delivered by the City of Stirling which will extend Sarich Court to Cedric Street.
Premier Mark McGowan said the Stephenson Avenue Extension Project will encourage investment in the Stirling City Centre, one of the largest business precincts outside the Perth central business district.
“With the design, geotechnical investigations and environmental approvals now complete phase one of the Stephenson Avenue Extension project is set to begin construction in mid-2020,” Mr. McGowan said.
City of Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin said the extension of Stephenson Avenue is the first step towards creating a gateway to the Stirling City Centre.
“After many years of planning, the City and local community are excited that phase one of the project will begin mid-year,” Mr. Irwin said.
“The Stephenson Avenue Extension forms part of our broader plan to transform the Stirling City Centre – an area bounded by Karrinyup road, along Cedric Street and Ellen Stirling Boulevard to Scarborough Beach Road – into a strategic metropolitan centre.”