Expressions of Interest (EOI) are open for two design and construct contracts to remove a level crossing, as part of Perth’s major transport upgrade METRONET.
The two contracts will be to deliver the rail and bridge, and to provide road and civic infrastructure works for the $69 million project.
By removing the level crossing on Davis Road, the Western Australian Government aims to improve the safety of commuters, maintain the east-west connection between Albany Highway and Railway Avenue, and enable public space public space improvements in the area.
Applicants will need to demonstrate how they will minimise road and rail disruptions during construction to ensure the community can keep moving through the area. Works are expected to start later this year.
WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the release of the EOI is another step for the critical METRONET project.
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“Each package of works has a different risk profile for the contractor, so the decision was made to split them into two design and construct contracts,” she said.
“With construction set to start later this year, this project marks the first part of METRONET’s level crossing removal program and commitment to improving safety for our communities.”
Demolition works are also underway to clear five State Government owned houses and make way for METRONET’s Denny Avenue level crossing.
This will aim to help activate the precinct surrounding Kelmscott Station, including Principal Shared Path and adding a tree lined boulevard.
“The removal of the Denny Avenue level crossing will greatly improve the daily lives of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, improving safety and decreasing road congestion in the area,” Saffioti said.