We are undertaking a major safety upgrade of Great Eastern Highway, from Bilgoman Road to Mann Street in Mundaring.
The project is jointly funded with $24 million from the Australian and Western Australian Governments and supported by the Shire of Mundaring. Construction will be completed in two stages to allow for complex service relocations and additional planning.
In construction - Stage 1: 2 km between Kintore Road and Mann Street
Western Power has almost completed a program of works to replace its overhead power lines with an underground service, and relocate some street lighting. A construction contract has been awarded to Downer Group and work is now underway. This section will be completed by mid-2017.
In all our construction and maintenance projects we seek to achieve balanced and sustainable outcomes for the community, and this is documented in our Environmental Policy.
The following sustainability initiatives have been implemented on this project to minimise the amount of construction waste going to landfill:
In development - Stage 2: 5.2 km between Bilgoman Road and Kintore Road
Taking into account community and stakeholder feedback, and the outcomes of an independent Road Safety Audit, the Stage 2 design has now been finalised. Construction is subject to additional funding.
Western Power will also be undertaking further undergrounding and relocation works in this area upgrade the existing overhead power facilities and street lighting.
Great Eastern Highway
Kintore Road to Mann Street
Ongoing to mid-2017
Monday to Saturday
7am to 5pm
Planned improvements include:
This 7.2 km section of Great Eastern Highway was built in the 1950s and upgraded to a dual carriageway in the 1970s. It now carries about 25,000 vehicles per day and 70 per cent of this traffic is generated from within the Shire of Mundaring.
For more details please contact:
Leanne Pitcher, Main Roads' Community Relations Representative
Tel: 0408 923 249
Tel: 138 138