$13.6 million project to improve community safety and reduce travel times
Bridge to connect Australind, Millbridge and Eaton communities
Construction to generate jobs for up to 100 people
The Liberal National Government has awarded a $13.6 million contract for the construction of the new Treendale traffic bridge over the Collie River.
Transport Minister Bill Marmion said work on the bridge would start this month and would provide a number of benefits to the community.
"This will be a 224 metre-long, 14.4 metre-wide, six-span steel and concrete composite bridge, including a pedestrian walkway and two possum rope structures," Mr Marmion said.
"Construction is also expected to generate employment for up to 100 people - that's good news for West Australians.
"The bridge will provide a much-needed connection between the fast-growing Treendale and Kingston subdivisions in Australind, Millbridge Private Estate in Millbridge, and the Parkridge Estate in Eaton.
"Reducing traffic pressure on the Forrest Highway and Old Coast Road will improve safety and provide faster access for emergency services vehicles in those communities.
"Once complete, this bridge will halve the travel distance between the two commercial precincts of the shires of Dardanup and Harvey."
Treendale Bridge will also provide a direct pedestrian/cycling link over the Collie River and the opportunity for improved bus services with reduced travelling times.
The project is jointly funded by the State Government and the shires of Harvey and Dardanup
Treendale Bridge will be constructed about three kilometres north-east of the Eaton Fair Shopping Centre and about 1.5km south of the Treendale Shopping Centre in the Shire of Harvey
Construction of the bridge is expected to be completed in early 2018
Minister's office - 6552 6800