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11 December 2023
The blueprint for enhanced connectivity and safer commutes within Western Australia’s Mandurah and Dawesville communities is taking shape as the Georgiou Group clinches the contract for the Mandurah Estuary Bridge duplication. This significant move, following the group’s preferred proponent status announced earlier this year, marks a pivotal step towards alleviating congestion and fortifying safety along this crucial corridor.
Set against the backdrop of the burgeoning traffic flow surpassing 33,000 vehicles daily, the current Mandurah Estuary Bridge poses a bottleneck challenge for commuters traversing the region. Senator Louise Pratt, representing Western Australia, expressed elation at the project’s progress and underscored the anticipation for an improved local commute upon the completion of the second bridge.
Minister Rita Saffioti highlighted the mismatch between the 40-year-old bridge’s design and the existing traffic volumes, stressing the critical need for its duplication. The project’s core objective revolves around easing current congestion hotspots while significantly trimming commute times for the myriad of daily travellers.
The expansion project encompasses the construction of a parallel two-lane bridge, strategically positioned on the southern flank of the existing structure. Additionally, a new four-meter-wide shared pathway will be constructed, aimed at enhancing community access to recreational activities and fostering greater connectivity within the locale.
Georgiou Group, entrusted with this pivotal undertaking, brings an impressive legacy in bridge construction across Western Australia. Their proven expertise, notably showcased in the acclaimed Mandurah Traffic Bridge completed in 2018, instils confidence in the successful delivery of this crucial project. Moreover, their involvement in the ongoing alliance steering the new Fitzroy River Bridge underscores their proficiency and commitment to transformative infrastructure initiatives.
The significance of this project transcends local confines, as it stands as a joint initiative between the Australian and Western Australian Governments. The commitment of both entities underscores the project’s gravity and its role in addressing the region’s burgeoning infrastructure needs.
As the project gears up for commencement in early 2024, preliminary site investigations slated to begin by the end of 2023 mark the initial stride toward this transformative endeavour. Anticipation runs high as the project’s unfolding promises to usher in a new era of seamless commutes, enhanced safety, and augmented connectivity for Mandurah and Dawesville residents.
Stay tuned for further updates as the Mandurah Estuary Bridge duplication project advances, charting a course towards a more efficient and safer transportation landscape for the Western Australian community.