Alannah MacTiernan

Alannah MacTiernan

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

    Nineteen timber bridges to be refurbished in the South-West

    16/12/2005 12:00 AM

    A contract has been awarded for refurbishment works to 19 timber bridges throughout the South-West, which will improve safety for motorists in the region, Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan has announced.

    The works include the construction of concrete overlays to four timber bridges, with preventive, routine and specific maintenance to all 19 bridges.

    Ms MacTiernan said Jonor Construction Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract at a total cost of $1.9million.

    The project, which will be managed by Main Roads WA South-West Region, is scheduled to commence next month, with work estimated to be completed in October 2006.

    “Jonor Construction has indicated that it would use support from local and regional services to deliver the works,” Ms MacTiernan said.

    “The works will reduce the overall cost in maintenance and provide improved safety for motorists using the bridges, due to additional bridge widths and the improved standard of guard rails.

    “It will also increase the lifespan of the bridges significantly.”

    Minister's office: 9213 6400