Remaining sections to be delivered as a single contract
The Toodyay Road Upgrade project between Dryandra Road and Toodyay was initially divided into six smaller sections. While Sections 3 (Jingaling Brook) and 6 (Clackline-Toodyay Road to Toodyay) have been completed as stand-alone contracts, Main Roads now considers that the amalgamation of the remaining sections of the project into a single larger contract would improve efficiency and reduce the risk of interface challenges between different contractors. We are currently working to determine the appropriate form of contract. We will then enter into a procurement process, which is likely to take around nine months.
As a result, we expect site works to begin in late 2024, rather than in late 2023 as previously communicated. A construction schedule and works / staging program will be developed by the successful contractor upon award. At the time of writing we anticipate the entire upgrade between Dryandra Road and Toodyay will be completed in 2026.
Clackline-Toodyay Road to Northam-Toodyay Road section completed
The upgraded section of Toodyay Road between Clackline-Toodyay Road and Northam-Toodyay Road was completed and opened to traffic at the end of May. Traffic management measures have been removed from the road and the permanent speed limit has been reinstated. We thank the community for its patience and support during these works, which, on occasions required the use of shuttle flow traffic management due to construction taking place close to the traffic lanes.The road in this section has been widened in accordance with Australian Standards for regional roads, with a wide centre line added to increase separation between eastbound and westbound lanes. The works also required the removal of a rock outcrop on the northern side of Toodyay Road to allow for an improvement in the geometry of the road. Completion of these works is a relatively small but significant milestone as we seek to make the Wheatbelt section of Toodyay Road safer and more efficient for residents, visitors and industry.
Project Update – September 2022
Our latest Project Update newsletter is now available. The newsletter summarises the current status of the project and provides a lookahead to future stages. It also provides a recap on the scope and benefits of the project, as well as how the designs have evolved over the past five years in response to feedback from the local community.