Preferred contractor announced for Perth Link Roads
21 August 2018
The Perth Link Roads project is the single largest component of the $500 million Midland Highway 10-Year Action Plan, funded by the Australian and Tasmanian governments.
It is the final link in providing dual carriageway from Launceston to South of Perth.
Consistent with the Action Plan objective of providing a highway with a minimum 3-star AusRAP safety rating along its entire length, the Perth Link Roads project will deliver a range of safety and amenity benefits to the community.
This includes diverting heavy vehicles and highway traffic around the Perth town centre and reducing traffic noise and congestion, landscaping at the entrance to Perth to encourage tourism, and extending pedestrian and cyclist connectivity between Longford and Breadalbane by including a dedicated shared path.
Threatened environmental species such as the Green and Gold frog will also be protected with specialised drainage pathways that are industry best practice.
Work is due to start in late 2018 and be completed by mid-2021.
The Perth to Breadalbane Duplication and Symmons Plains to south of Perth projects have both been completed recently.
This brings the total completed Midland Highway projects to 13, with construction ongoing at York Plains to St Peters Pass, Mangalore to Bagdad Stage 2 (Mangalore), Epping Forest to Powranna and St Peters Pass to south of Tunbridge.