$215m Mitchell Freeway Extension WA nears construction

Monica Gameng   |   April 29, 2020

Western Australia’s $215 million Mitchell Freeway Extension to Alkimos is progressing towards construction as two shortlisted consortia are invited to submit their proposals for the congestion-busting project. 

The two shortlisted contractors are H2R, comprised of NRW Contracting Pty Ltd and WBHO Infrastructure Pty Ltd, and Mitchell Extension JV which is comprised of BMD Construction Pty Limited and Georgiou Group Pty Limited. 

Construction on the project is anticipated to commence later this year and will create up to 1,200 jobs. 

“It’s part of a suite of major, job-creating transport infrastructure projects designed to support the expansion of Perth’s fast growing outer-northern suburbs. 

“It’s also a great example how the Morrison Government’s $100 billion infrastructure pipeline is setting the foundations for economic recovery on the other side of the COVID-19 crisis,” Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban infrastructure Alan Tudge said. 

This project will include: 

  • A 5.6-kilometre extension of Mitchell Freeway from Hester Avenue in Clarkson to Romeo Road in Alkimos with two traffic lanes in each direction and provision for future widening 
  • Completion of the interchange at Hester Avenue 
  • New interchange at Lukin Drive 
  • A rail tunnel or bridge for the existing rail to exit the freeway median to Butler Station 
  • A new principal shared path for cyclists and pedestrians on the western side of the freeway from Hester Avenue to Romeo Road 
  • Constructing and connecting Romeo Road between Marmion Avenue and Wanneroo Road 
  • Noise mitigation, street lighting and safety barriers where required 
  • Duplication of Wanneroo Road for 1.8 kilometres from Romeo Road to Trian Road 

Mitchell Freeway Extension Map-Jan2020Source: Main Roads WA

“This much needed extension of the freeway will take traffic off of Marmion Avenue and provide another travel option for residents in the northern suburbs while creating and supporting hundreds of local Western Australian jobs. 

“This is great news for northern suburbs residents and I’, pleased to see local WA companies involved in this project,” Minister for Transport and Planning Rita Saffioti said. 

Once construction is completed, the extended Mitchell Freeway will help bust congestion as well as reduce travel times, improve safety and connectivity for locals in the northern suburbs of Perth. 

This project will also complement the METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension. 

“We are optimising planning to ensure the project connects into existing rail, road and cycling networks as well as the METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension,” Ms Saffioti said. 

The Mitchell Freeway Extension in Alkimos is jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Government, each contributing $107.5 million. 

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Source: Government of Western Australia; Minister for Population, Cities and Urban InfrastructureMain Roads WA; Perth Now 

Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
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