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Preferred contractor selected for METRONET’s Denny Avenue level crossing removal

The Western Australian Government has opened a six week request for tender process for the rail component of the $69 million METRONET Denny Avenue level crossing removal project.

A lead contractor has been chosen to provide the major rail components for the METRONET Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal project, with early works underway.

Downer EDI was selected to be the preferred proponent for the project, which will be delivered through two design and construction contracts.

The successful tenderer will be staked with raising more than 800 metres of track and associated infrastructure to enable a new road underpass to be built at Davis Road.

Two shortlisted proponents, Downer EDI and Decmil, have progresses to the next tender phase for the road portion of works. The contract is expected to be awarded in early 2020.

Early works are already underway on the project, which is the first under METRONET’s Level Crossing Removal Program, with geotechnical testing, demolition of buildings and a removal of a number of trees. Utility relocation will also start in early 2020.

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In addition, six other level crossings on the Armadale Line are one step closer to being removed with Jacobs named the preferred proponent to create the project’s business case.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said it has been exciting to see the progress made on Denny Avenue.

“Denny Avenue will join a program of six METRONET projects that will be under construction during 2020, which is an unprecedented upgrade of Perth’s rail network,” she said.

“Residents of Kelmscott, Armadale, Clifton Hills and Roleystone are all too familiar with the frustration of the Denny Avenue level crossing and we look forward to delivering the solution.”

Armadale MLA Tony Buti said with the appointment of a contractor to build the rail component of the project, there will soon be a transformation of the Kelmscott town centre.

“The Western Australian Government is delivering what we promised and in coming years we will see the Kelmscott town centre revitalised further thanks to this METRONET investment,” Buti said.

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