Abigroup to widen Mitchell Freeway in Perth
05 February 2013
Abigroup has been awarded a $31 million contract to construct an additional northbound lane on the Mitchell Freeway between the Graham Farmer Freeway tunnel and Hutton Street for Main Roads WA.
The contract is part of a $57 million package of works being delivered by Western Australia's State Government to improve the efficiency and safety of Perth's CBD road network.
Combined with the addition of extra lanes in the Graham Farmer Freeway tunnel, the project will provide extra capacity via an alternative route for east-west CBD traffic and increase northbound capacity on the Mitchell Freeway.
Abigroup's General Manager for Western Australia, Maurice Dessauvagie said, "Securing the Mitchell Freeway project highlights Abigroup's robust capability as a leading constructor of infrastructure in Western Australia.
"The contract is the latest in a pipeline of projects Abigroup has been awarded by Main Roads WA which includes ongoing work for the upkeep of the state and federal roads network in the Goldfields region and the completion of the new Reid Highway interchanges at Alexander Drive and Mirrabooka Avenue," Mr Dessauvagie said.
The project will be delivered in two stages to minimise disruption to freeway traffic.
Stage one will involve the construction of an additional northbound lane on the Mitchell Freeway between the Graham Farmer tunnel and Vincent Street and is expected to be complete in May 2013.
Stage two involves constructing an additional lane and the widening of three traffic bridges between Vincent street and Hutton Street and is due to be completed in December 2013.
Abigroup will commence early works immediately and the project will ramp up to full construction in mid-February.
L to R: Abigroup Project Director Andrew Deck, WA Minister for Transport Troy Busswell, Abigroup Civil Operations Manager Mark Davidovic & MRWA Project Director Brian Norris at the event to mark start of construction on the project