Abigroup completes Perth bridge overpass
22 November 2011
Abigroup has completed a new bridge overpass for Main Roads WA in the northern metropolitan suburbs of Perth, eliminating a major accident black-spot.
The Reid Highway bridge overpass at Mirrabooka Avenue was officially opened by Western Australian Transport Minister Troy Buswell on 12 November, six weeks ahead of schedule.
The overpass is constructed in a traditional diamond layout and includes two separate bridges on Reid Highway, between two existing sets of traffic signals on Mirrabooka Avenue.
The project follows on from Abigroup’s successful completion of the nearby Reid-Alexander Interchange in April and the WA State Government effectively combined the two projects making substantial savings by using the same design and workforce which also resulted in reduced project management and mobilisation costs.
Abigroup’s General Manager Western Region Maurice Dessauvagie said, “The delivery of this project has been an outstanding achievement for all parties concerned as a great example of collaborative and cooperative relationships between the major stakeholders Main Roads, the Government, the community and Abigroup.
“This is the fourth successful bridge construction operation by Abigroup in Western Australia. Having delivered our first job in WA in 2008, we’re now very much a part of the Western Australia infrastructure construction scene.”
The new overpass brings to an end the intersection’s reputation as one of WA’s worst accident black-spots. Between 1999 and 2009 there were 400 crashes at the intersection, resulting in four fatalities and 38 serious injuries.
The intersection carries approximately 60,000 vehicles per day, which is expected to increase by an additional 25,000 vehicles a day within the next five years.
L to R: Menno Henneveld (Managing Director Main Roads WA), The Hon. Troy Buswell (WA Minister for Transport), Maurice Dessauvagie (Abigroup General Manager WA), Leon Fogliani (Abigroup Project Manager), Mark Davidovic (Abigroup Engineering Manager WA) & Leo Coci (Executive Director Infrastructure Delivery Main Roads WA)