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Monday, 21 August 2017

Media statements

Roadworks to prepare for Forrestfield-Airport Link

  • $4.8 million contract to upgrade major intersection ahead of closure of Brearley Avenue access to Great Eastern Highway

The State Government today announced work will commence to upgrade the intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Fauntleroy Avenue in Ascot, in preparation for the Forrestfield-Airport Link.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said Main Roads Western Australia had awarded a contract to MACA Civil Pty Ltd to upgrade the intersection to cater for an expected increase in airport-bound traffic once Brearley Avenue was closed at Great Eastern Highway.

"This $4.8 million project is expected to be finished by the end of the year," Mr Nalder said.

"Great Eastern Highway will be widened to provide shared left-turn pockets, bus priority lanes, dedicated right-turn lanes and U-turn access for both westbound and eastbound traffic, as well as modifying the traffic signals.

"Later in 2016, the nearby intersection of Coolgardie Avenue will also be upgraded to provide dedicated right-turn lanes for Great Eastern Highway traffic in both directions.

"Both intersections are expected to be completed before the end of the year, in readiness for the planned closure of Brearley Avenue at Great Eastern Highway."

The Minister said the projects were the first in a series of roadworks planned to facilitate the Forrestfield-Airport Link, which required the closure of Brearley Avenue at Great Eastern Highway in order to develop the Airport West Station.

"Once this closure is in place, north and southbound Tonkin Highway traffic will be directed to the domestic airport through the new Dunreath Drive link,' he said.

"Only traffic heading to the domestic airport from the east is expected to use Fauntleroy Avenue to access the terminals."

Fact File

  • The $2 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link will connect with the Midland Line near Bayswater Station and run to Forrestfield through underground tunnels
  • For more information, visit www.forrestfieldairportlink.wa.gov.au
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