Georgiou Group has been awarded the design and construct contract for the Mandurah Estuary Bridge Duplication project for repeat client, Main Roads Western Australia.
The company was named as the preferred proponent in September.
The project will deliver significant improvements to congestion and safety in the Mandurah and Dawesville communities with a second, two-lane bridge constructed on the south side of the current Mandurah Estuary Bridge.
The project will also include construction of a new four-metre-wide shared path to improve connectivity and access to recreational activities for the local community.
The project is expected to create up to 500 local jobs during the construction phase.
“Georgiou has demonstrated expertise in constructing bridges in Western Australia, including the design and construction of the award-winning Mandurah Traffic Bridge completed in 2018,” said Georgiou Group General Manager, Simon Welfare.
“Building upon our strong portfolio of work with Mains Roads Western Australia, the design and construct contract will be delivered in collaboration with principal designer BG&E, and long-term marine works subcontractor, Brady Marine & Civil.
“We look forward to delivering this critical piece of infrastructure for the Western Australian State and local community.”
Western Australian Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, said the 40-year old Mandurah Estuary Bridge was not designed to cater for the high volumes of traffic in the corridor today.
“The bridge is used by thousands of people every single day, but it has become a bottleneck for commuters travelling within the Mandurah and Dawesville communities,” she said.
“Duplicating the bridge will significantly ease the congestion currently experienced on approach to the bridge and cut the travel times for the thousands of commuters every single day.”
Senator for Western Australia, Louise Pratt said: “The bridge is used by more than 33,000 vehicles daily, but it has become a bottleneck for commuters travelling within the Mandurah and Dawesville communities.
“I’m thrilled with the progress of the project and look forward to the improved commute for locals when the second bridge is complete.”
Georgiou Group has considerable experience in constructing bridges in Western Australia, including the design and construction of the award-winning Mandurah Traffic Bridge, which was completed in 2018. The company is also part of the alliance currently delivering the new Fitzroy River Bridge.
The Mandurah Estuary Bridge Duplication project is jointly funded by the Federal and Western Australian governments, with construction expected to start in early 2024 and site investigations to get underway before the end of the year.
For more information, visit the project page here.