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Progress continues on Tonkin Highway extension

Perth’s south west corridor is being enhanced with a 14-kilometre extension of Tonkin Highway to South Western Highway and upgrades to Thomas Road.

The upgrades are expected to reduce traffic pressure and improve connectivity.

Marking an important milestone in the project’s procurement process, it has been announced that shortlisted contractors can now submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Stage One of the Tonkin Highway Extension and Thomas Road Upgrade.

The shortlisted consortia are made up of the following companies:

Tonkin Extend Alliance (Laing O’Rourke, Garli, WSP and Arcadis); and
Tonkin Extension Alliance (Georgiou, BMD, Civcon, GHD and BG&E).

Stage One of the project will see the Tonkin Highway extended from Thomas Road to Mundijong Road as a four-lane dual carriageway, and Thomas Road upgraded to South Western Highway including duplication from Kargotich Road to South Western Highway and the construction of a grade separated interchange at Thomas Road and Tonkin Highway.

The works will provide a non-stop transport link between Oakford and Mundijong.

While removing heavy vehicle traffic from local roads, they will also facilitate more efficient movement of freight between Perth and the south west.

“The extension of Tonkin Highway to South Western Highway and upgrades to Thomas Road are an incredibly important project to our community,” said Darling Range MLA, Hugh Jones.

“Whether it’s the delivery of a train station in Byford or the biggest road investment in the State’s history, our Government will continue to do what is right by our community.”

An Expression of Interest has also been released for Stage Two of the project – the Tonkin Highway extension from Mundijong Road to the South Western Highway.

More than $1 billion in funding is allocated for the project, which Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, said represents the largest road investment Perth’s south east corridor has ever seen.

“The project will increase network capacity, improve road freight efficiency and ease traffic congestion on local roads now and in the future,” she said.

“It will improve access to growing residential and commercial areas, the airport and the freeway, and better connect people to jobs and education opportunities.”

In other news, Wickham Freight Lines is advocating for better on-road practices around heavy vehicles by promoting simple safety measures that drivers can follow.

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