On the back of the recent award of the Karel Avenue Upgrade, Georgiou has been awarded the $51 million contract for the design and construction of a new interchange at Roe Highway and Kalamunda Road.
The project will see Roe Highway lowered by approximately nine metres to pass beneath Kalamunda Road, minimising noise and visual intrusion for residents in the surrounding area. Connectivity between the two roads will be retained through two roundabouts on Kalamunda Road as well as on- and off-ramps to the highway.
A Principal Shared Path (PSP) will also be constructed on the eastern side of the highway, with local connectivity provided for pedestrians and cyclists. Following an additional State Government funding commitment in March 2019, this path will extend to Berkshire Road, completing a missing link in the PSP network along Roe Highway.
Chief Executive Officer Rob Monaci said Georgiou has a long track record of delivering high-quality roads and transport projects, both in WA and across Australia.
“Georgiou is committed to working with Main Roads WA to deliver transport solutions which improve safety, reduce congestion and create faster travel times for road users,” he explained.
“We bring our vast roads expertise and experienced team to the project and look forward to delivering this project on time, on budget and, most importantly, safely while minimising disruption to the travelling public.”
Minister for Transport and Planning Rita Saffioti said with NorthLink and New Lord Street close to completion, and the Reid Highway Dual Carriageway project underway, our road improvement program in Perth’s eastern suburbs is gathering pace.
“This project will address congestion and improve journey times through one of the last remaining signalised intersections on Roe Highway,” Ms Saffioti said.
“The current intersection is a safety and congestion blackspot, and this upgrade will go a long way towards improving safety for residents in Kalamunda and the foothills of Perth.”
The project will eliminate one of the last remaining signalised intersections on the highway, which is heavily congested (60,000 vehicles per day) and has a higher than average number of crashes.