Expressions of Interest have been called for design and construction of the Mandurah Estuary Bridge Duplication.
The $110 million project will see a second bridge built alongside the existing bridge, providing additional traffic lanes and support for the current structure, which is used as the primary connection to the southern part of Mandurah and the Peel region.
Access for riders and walkers will also be improved with construction of a new shared path to improve connectivity on the southern underside of the new bridge deck, and a universally accessible recreational fishing platform to make fishing more accessible to people of all ages and abilities.
Jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Governments on a 50:50 basis, the $110 million Mandurah Estuary Bridge Duplication Project will reduce congestion and improve road user safety.
Geotechnical site investigations, both on water and land, are underway with Main Roads also working to complete environmental and heritage assessments, project scoping and stakeholder consultation.
More than 33,000 vehicles use the Mandurah Estuary Bridge every day.
Quotes attributable to Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan:
"The Mandurah Estuary Bridge duplication is an important project for the people of Peel, easing significant congestion and creating hundreds of local jobs.
"The project will enhance connections between Peel and the metropolitan area, improving safety and convenience for thousands of Western Australians.
"I'm pleased to see this milestone achieved in the delivery of this important election commitment."
Quotes attributable to Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:
"This will be welcome news for motorists travelling in and out of the southern part of Mandurah and the Peel region.
"As well as reducing congestion, there will be improvements in safety, efficiency and reliability across this crucial regional transport link.
"Resilient and reliable transport is the backbone of the nation, especially in the Peel region, which relies heavily on local infrastructure such as this bridge as the key access point for local commuters, freight, and visitors alike.
"The Australian Government is getting on with delivering infrastructure projects just like this to improve access and safety for commuters right across Australia."
Quotes attributable to Western Australian Transport, Planning and Ports Minister Rita Saffioti:
"The duplication of the Mandurah Estuary Bridge will significantly improve congestion across the bridge, which I know can be frustrating for local residents and commuters.
"I'm pleased to see that more than 500 local jobs will be created and supported during the project, helping boost the local economy.
"This was a key commitment at the election and I'm proud we are getting on with the job and delivering for the Peel region."
Quotes attributable to Western Australian Member for Dawesville Lisa Munday:
"This project is going to be critical for busting congestion along this important arterial route and help facilitate better freight movement in the area.
"By duplicating the bridge, we will improve traffic flow between Mandurah and Dawesville, and improve safety for all road users."
Quotes attributable to Western Australian Member for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke:
"This important project will deliver benefits for the whole Peel region. It will make travel easier and faster while creating local jobs.
"Thousands of people from the Peel region use the existing bridge every day, and the duplication will ensure a safer, easier journey for all."
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