Freeway lane work awarded
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.