All Roads Lead To Bentley

All Roads Lead To Bentley

Western Australia Minister for Transport Simon O’Brien

Albany Highway Improvements – John Street To Leach Highway In Bentley

Victor P Taffa

Upgrading of a section of Albany Highway to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians is set to start soon.

Transport Minister Simon O’Brien said Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd had been nominated as the Preferred Tender for the $3.65 Million Contract to carry out improvements works along Albany Highway, between Leach Highway and John Street in Bentley.

“Albany Highway is a primary traffic distributor providing a key link for Perth’s South-Eastern Region and Commercial Shopping Precincts in Bentley, Cannington, Maddington, Gosnells and Kelmscott, which is why ongoing upgrade works like this are so important.” Mr. O’Brien said.

 

 

The Project Involves:

  • Widening Albany Highway from the intersection of John and Ashburton Streets to Alexandra Place;
  • Building a new central median island along the entire length of works;
  • Modifying the existing traffic signals at the intersection of Albany Highway, John Street and Ashburton Street;
  • Installing new traffic signals at the intersection of Albany Highway, Ewing Street and Bedford Street;
  • Sealing works along the northbound carriageway;
  • Upgrading the shared paths;
  • Making provision for bus bays to meet current design standards;
  • Upgrading all intersections along this section of Albany Highway.

Mr O’Brien said that the improvements would enhance the safety and efficiency for all road users travelling on this route.

The contract will be awarded to EDI Works as soon as detailed project management plans have been completed as part of stage two of the tender process.

Construction is expected to start in early 2011 and be completed by July 2011.