We have now completed works on an the upgrade of Great Northern Highway through the Swan Valley.
Key tasks on the final 4.3 km section of the project between Lennard Street and Haddrill Road were finalised before Christmas 2010, including:
Highway Construction, our contactor for this project, returned early this year to complete some driveway works and other minor tasks, before departing the site in mid March.
Landscaping works to finalise the project, was also completed in June/July 2013.
The overall project has been a six year, $75m commitment by the Federal Government to improve traffic flow and safety of the Highway.
Works commenced in 2005 at the City of Swan Boundary in Bullsbrook and have progressed steadily southwards, covering nearly 21 km.
The improvements have been project managed by Main Roads WA throughout, utilising various experienced road construction contractors.
Key improvements to the Highway have included:
The wider road with sealed shoulders and turning pockets has improved safety by allowing vehicles exiting the Highway to move out of the way of following traffic and overtaking lanes have facilitate safer passing of slower moving vehicles.
Great Northern Highway is part of the Perth to Darwin National Highway (Route 1) and, as such, needs to meet National Highway standards. It is the only High/Wide Heavy Haulage Route linking Perth with the northern parts of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
The Highway carries a heavy traffic volume of 15,300 vehicles per weekday, with approximately 18% being heavy haulage vehicles when last measured in March 2010. The volume is expected to continue increasing with the ongoing expansion of the mining industry in the north of the State.
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