BMD Constructions will break ground this month to construct a new traffic bridge in Australind, Western Australia.
$13.6 million has been invested into the construction of a new traffic bridge in Australind, which will create a third crossing over the Collie River. BMD Constructions was awarded the construction contract by Main Roads to build the new Australind bridge, 160 kilometres south of Perth and 12 kilometres north-east of Bunbury in Western Australia.
The Australind bridge is jointly funded by local councils (Shire of Harvey and Shire of Dardanup) and the state government. It will connect the local suburbs of Treendale, Millbridge and Eaton, and will include options for cycling and possible bus services. Millbridge and Treendale are two of the fastest growing areas in Western Australia. Connecting the two areas is critical to the road network and interconnectivity of the Shires of Dardanup and Harvey.
Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation, Bill Marmion has announced that work on the new Australind bridge will kick off this month and will include:
- a 224-metre long, 14.4-metre wide, six-span steel and concrete composite bridge.
- a pedestrian walkway and two possum rope structures.
The bridge will offer essential access for emergency service vehicles and connect the commercial precincts of the two areas, as well as reduce traffic pressure on the Forrest Highway and Old Coast Road.
Construction is expected to generate employment for up to 100 workers in 2017 – which is great news for our Western Australian friends.
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