WA’s Bunbury Outer Ring Road construction on track

Willinge Drive foundation preparation. Image courtesy of Main Roads Western Australia.

Work is continuing at the Raymond Road and Willinge Drive sites in the Bunbury Outer Ring Road construction project in Western Australia.

The 27-kilometre free-flowing highway from Forrest Highway near Australind to the Bussell Highway, south of Bunbury is the biggest infrastructure project ever to be undertaken in Western Australia’s South-West.

The project is being constructed in three sections, with the northern section extending between Forrest Highway to Boyanup Picton Road, the central section running from Boyanup Picton Road to South Western Highway and the southern section from South Western Highway to Bussell Highway.

As per the latest update from Main Roads Western Australia, topsoil stockpiling, importation of fill and establishment of the limestone foundations are underway in the northern section of the project, which includes construction of interchanges at Forrest Highway, Raymond Road, South Western Highway, Waterloo and Willinge Drive.

More trucks are gradually arriving to site with the movement of sand and limestone fill to continue. Turkey’s nests site construction water ponds have also been developed at both sites.

Some road diversion works have also been planned at both Raymond Road and Willinge Drive to support future construction in the area, with further announcement expected soon. Current works will not impact traffic.

The South West Gateway Alliance, comprising Acciona, NRW Contracting, MACA Civil, AECOM and Aurecon, together with Main Roads, are building the  four-lane road.

The $852 million Bunbury Outer Ring Road project is jointly-funded with the Australian Government contributing 80 per cent ($681.6 million) and the State Government contributing 20 per cent ($170.4 million).

Construction is expected to finish in early 2024.

 


 

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