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Registrations of Interest open for Torrens Road 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.

Registrations of Interest (ROI) are open for a major work contract on the $231 million level crossing removal at Torrens Road, Ovingham, South Australia.

The ROI is open for prequalified industry companies and is the next step for the project. Currently the boom gates are down  around 22 per cent of the time during the morning and afternoon peak periods.

The $231 million grade separation project will be delivered under an alliance framework, similar to the Oaklands Grade Separation and North-South Corridor, Torrens Road to River Torrens Project.

SA Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Minister Stephan Knoll said the State Government was continuing to fast track infrastructure projects to support local jobs and businesses.

“As we deal with the impacts of the coronavirus, it is crucial for our economy, jobs and businesses that we continue building productive infrastructure in South Australia,” Knoll said.

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“This project will support hundreds of jobs, provide more work for local businesses and improve our overall economic productivity.”

Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Minister Alan Tudge said the project would support 120 local jobs each year over the life of the project.

“Getting rid of this level crossing will improve safety on our roads and cut travel times for the 23,000 vehicles on average, that pass through the crossing each day,” Tudge said.

Companies are being invited to register their interest in the project, with a Request for Proposal expected to be called in late April 2020, as part of the next stage of the procurement process.

The South Australian Government have also recently awarded the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication and Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication projects. Both projects are being delivered under an alliance framework.

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