The major contract to construct Perth’s first Smart Freeway has been awarded.
SmartWays Alliance will construct an extra northbound lane on the Kwinana Freeway using smart technology.
The Alliance comprises of BMD Constructions, Ventia and Arup, who will work with Main Roads under the contract arrangement.
The Smart Freeway infrastructure will deliver enhanced lane-use management, variable speed limits and coordinated ramp signals to deliver safer and more efficient roads.
The project is part of the Federal and State Government’s $2.3 billion ‘boosting jobs, busting congestion’ package of WA road and rail projects announced in May 2017.
Federal Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, Alan Tudge, said freeway congestion in Perth was increasingly hindering traffic movement across WA.
“Like the name says, this is smart technology, and it will bust congestion across Perth’s southern suburbs,” Mr Tudge said.
WA Minister for Transport, Rita Saffioti, said this project would create an additional lane from Canning Highway to the Narrows Bridge and make use of smart technology to safely implement an ‘all lane running’ environment.
“It will deliver journey time savings of up to ten minutes for freeway road users travelling northbound from Roe Highway to the city,” Ms Saffioti said.