Georgiou Group has been awarded a contract to begin replacing a 62-year-old Mandurah traffic bridge.
Minister for Transport, Dean Nalder, made the announcement today which is expected to cost nearly $52 million.
"The new structure will provide a central point of interest and an area for the Mandurah community to use for recreational activities, while accommodating the road users that move between residential, commercial and holiday pursuits," Nalder said.
"It is excellent that Georgiou's proposal retains sections of the old bridge to build platforms beneath the new bridge, for use by the community for fishing, crabbing and prawning.”
The replacement bridge will address safety and traffic congestion issues by providing more capacity with two traffic lanes in each direction.
Acting Regional Development Minister, Mia Davies, said the bridge will provide safety for pedestrians and cyclists with a separate, wider lane.
"Regional area growth, through Royalties for Regions investment in necessary infrastructure, and better services ensures continued wealth generation for the State and the nation," Davies said.
Nalder said the bridge would provide economic benefits to the population, with the creation of around 200 jobs.
Construction will be complete in late 2017.
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