Free­way lane work awarded

Melville Times - - News -

THE con­tract to con­vert an emer­gency lane into an ad­di­tional north­bound traf­fic lane on the Kwinana Free­way has been awarded to Smart­ways Al­liance.

The works will make an ad­di­tional lane avail­able from Can­ning High­way to the Nar­rows Bridge when Perth’s first Smart Free­way opens in 2020.

Smart free­way tech­nol­ogy will en­able au­thor­i­ties to close and re­open traf­fic lanes, ad­just speed lim­its, and pro­vide emer­gency ac­cess dur­ing in­ci­dents, sim­i­lar to the sys­tem used in the North­bridge tun­nel.

Trans­port Min­is­ter Rita Saf­fi­oti said it could mean a sav­ing of up to 10 min­utes for city­bound mo­torists.

Swan MHR Steve Irons said new emer­gency stop­ping bays would be added along the stretch for break­downs or other road in­ci­dents.

The Al­liance com­prises BMD Constructions Pty Ltd, Ven­tia Pty Ltd and Arup Pty Ltd.

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