A CALL for proposals for the design and construction of the $70 million Reid Highway duplication project will open in the coming weeks following a recent expression of interest period, the WA Government announced last week.
The design and construct contract will include a revised scope, including an option to build a new bridge over Reid Highway, connecting the northern and southern sections of Arthur Street. The revised project scope follows a decision from the City of Swan to contribute funding towards the bridge project.
The proposed bridge, linking the growing suburbs of Caversham and Dayton, will provide alternative access for buses to cross Reid Highway and pedestrians to access a proposed new primary school at South Caversham. It will also provide an additional entry and exit point for emergency vehicles.
To ensure construction efficiencies and minimise impacts to the community and road users, the bridge will be included within the scope of the Reid Highway Dual Carriageway project as a priced option.
Construction of the Reid Highway Dual Carriageway between Altone Road and West Swan Road will begin in early 2019.
This project includes four kilometres of widening to build two new traffic lanes on the southern side of the existing highway, modifications to the intersection of Reid Highway and West Swan Road to improve traffic flow, and a new shared path for pedestrians and cyclists.
It will eliminate the final section of single carriageway on Reid Highway between Marmion Avenue and Great Northern Highway, reducing congestion and improving safety at a well-known pinch point.
Main Roads Western Australia expects to call for proposals from industry for a design and construction contract in late June.