Great Eastern Highway Safety Upgrade

Bilgoman Road to Mann Street

 

Overview

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:

  • Mulching all vegetation that is cleared and re-using it on site.
  • Crushing and recycling all concrete kerbs and paths for use on other projects.
  • Recycling asphalt for hardstands and driveways.
  • Re-using all soil and pavement material that is excavated as part of the earthworks.

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.

 

Construction impacts

​Location​Timeframe​Impact

​Great Eastern Highway

Kintore Road to Mann Street

​Ongoing to mid-2017

Monday to Saturday

7am to 5pm

  • ​Intermittent single lane closures in both directions
  • Speed limit reduced to 60 km/h

 

Project Scope

Planned improvements include:

  • Widening the highway to provide sealed shoulders;
  • Intersections with turning pockets;
  • Improved street lighting;
  • Sealed bus bays;
  • Separate shared use path from Mann Street to Kintore Road eastbound;
  • New road markings, advance warning signs and guide posts;
  • Traffic barriers in the verge and median; and
  • Improved driveway access.

 

Background

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.

 

Further information

For more details please contact:

General project enquiries

Leanne Pitcher, Main Roads' Community Relations Representative

Tel: 0408 923 249

Email: gehmundaring@mainroads.wa.gov.au

Contracting or supplier enquiries

Tel: 138 138

Email: enquiries@mainroads.wa.gov.au

 

 

Modified: 28 Mar 2017