THE Australian and West Australian governments last week announced that the Gateway WA project has been completed almost a year ahead of schedule and under budget.
The Gateway WA project, which is the largest road project undertaken in Perth to date, was jointly funded through a $676 million investment from the Federal Government and $310 million from the Western Australian Government.
This project aims to provide a safer and more efficient transport network around Perth Airport and the freight and industrial areas of Kewdale and Forrestfield.
The Gateway WA project involved the construction and upgrade of five main interchanges, widening Tonkin Highway to six lanes between Great Eastern Highway and Roe Highway and upgrading Leach Highway between Tonkin Highway and Orrong Road to expressway standard.
It incorporates road and bridge improvements, around 21 kilometres of shared path and local connections for pedestrians and cyclists, approximately seven kilometres of noise/screen walls, a major landscaping program and the use of Intelligent Transport System technology.
The Gateway WA project was delivered by an alliance consisting of CPB Contractors (formerly Leighton Contractors), Georgiou, GHD, AECOM and BG&E, together with Main Roads Western Australia.