Abernethy Road project takes off
Byford’s growing community can expect the progression of the Abernethy Road project.
Byford’s growing community can expect the progression of the Abernethy Road project after Council awarded a tender for construction at its Special Council Meeting on Friday 28 April.
Works completed to date on the project include the road design, the design of relocating water and gas mains, the relocation of Telstra infrastructure, and the undergrounding of power. Shire officers have also been liaising with the Public Transport Authority, with a view to receiving required approvals for widening Abernethy Road at the level crossing.
The tender for construction phase of the project has been awarded to WBHO. The scope of works is envisioned to be carried out in three separate portions, with the first portion for road construction and trenching from Kardan Boulevard to Soldiers Road anticipated to commence mid June 2017.
Shire President Councillor John Erren said that the Abernethy Road project is a crucial piece of local infrastructure and that progressing it is of the utmost importance to Council.
“We’re really excited to award the tender, and are looking forward to the project really taking shape. The challenges faced with relocating phone lines and undergrounding power have now been met, and this area will be coming together very soon.”
“The completion of this project will also enable Council to start looking at the activation of the space on either side of Abernethy Road and down George Street, further enhancing the Byford town centre aesthetic,” Cr Erren said.
Funding for the project has been obtained from the National Stronger Regions Fund and through Main Roads Western Australia, with Council contributing funds of $2,750,000. The project will cost approximately $18,624,484.69, and is set for completion by late February 2018.
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