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28 January 2020
The first sod has been turned on the $118 million High Street and Stirling Highway intersection upgrade in Fremantle, signalling the beginning of major construction works on the project.
The joint federal and state government project is expected to ease congestion and improve safety along a 1.5 kilometre section of High Street between Carrington Street and Stirling Highway.
Georgiou Chief Executive Officer Rob Monaci said Georgiou’s most experienced team will deliver the critical safety and congestion improvements.
“With a track record for success on similarly large and complex projects for Main Roads WA, Georgiou is well-placed to deliver this project as we understand the intricacies of working in live traffic environments,” Mr. Monaci said.
700 jobs are expected to be created during the construction phase of the project. The scope of works includes a new roundabout, a widened median lane on High Street, a single-lane one-way service road for residents and two new underpasses at the junctions of Forrest Street and Stirling Highway, and Montreal Street and High Street.
WA Premier Mark McGowan said, “2020 is shaping up to be a huge year for public infrastructure construction across Western Australia”.
Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the upgrade would be a boost for the local economy with hundreds of new jobs created during construction.
The federal government is providing $73.6 million and the state government $44.4 million for the upgrade.