Midvale Interchange Will Cut Road Toll At Black Spot Intersection

Midvale Interchange Will Cut Road Toll At Black Spot Intersection

Western Australia Minister for Transport Simon O’Brien

Government Contract Enables Work To Start On Major Midvale Traffic Interchange

Victor P Taffa

Safety and efficiency at the busy intersection of Roe and Great Eastern Highways in Midvale will significantly improve with the construction of a new Interchange.

Transport Minister Simon O’Brien today commemorated the start of work on the new Interchange by turning the first sod of soil at the official groundbreaking ceremony.

Macmahon Contractors Pty Ltd has been awarded a $74 Million contract to design and construct the new interchange.

Mr. O’Brien said the new interchange would allow Roe Highway traffic to flow freely by bridge over Great Eastern Highway, significantly improving the integration of connecting traffic.

The intersection is also recognised as one of the top 10 traffic black spots in the Perth Metropolitan Area, recorded more than 226 crashes in the past five years.

Construction of the interchange will start towards the end of this year and is expected to be completed by May 2012.

During building, there will be appropriate traffic management measures to minimise disruption to traffic flow as well as access to businesses and residential areas.

“Main Roads WA has already developed a design concept for the new interchange, which includes a loop-ramp to handle the heavy right-turn movement from Roe Highway to Great Eastern Highway eastbound, as well as a slip-lane southbound on the ramp to Roe Highway.” the Minister said.

“Demolition work by All Earth Group has prepared the site and 95 % of the Construction Waste was recycled for future use.”

“Of the 6,000 tonnes of material carted away, only 300 tonnes went to waste. This is a great outcome and Main Roads should be congratulated for taking such a pro-active and positive approach to recycling.” Mr. O’Brien said.