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.
Two design and construction contracts will be used to deliver the project, one for rail and bridge works and the other for road and civic infrastructure.
WA Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, said three companies – Downer EDI, Decmil and John Holland – have been approached to provide tender submissions.
“The successful tenderer will be tasked with raising more than 800 metres of track and associated infrastructure 170 metres south of the Denny Avenue site, to make way for the new road underpass at Davis Road,” Saffioti said.
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“They will have to show they can design and build the infrastructure in a way which minimises the disruption to the rail network and adjacent roads.”
Saffioti said the project was prioritised due to safety concerns over the boom gates.
“Work is expected to start later this year and when finished, the Davis Road underpass will maintain the important east-west connection by road and improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians,” Saffioti said.
The road package tender is expected to open in November.