Client: Main Roads WA
Location: Central Eastern Wheatbelt, WA
Start Date: June 2005
End Date: July 2010
Value: $56 million
The project was undertaken by an innovative partnership between the WA State Government and private enterprise. Known as the ALine East Alliance, the consortium included representatives from Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA), Brierty Contractors, BG&E and WML Consultants.
The ALine East project upgraded a key section of Great Eastern Highway, which is an important leg in a national road system linking Western Australia with the eastern states.
The highway serves a number of user groups including agricultural, pastoral, mining, and tourism and is the main route for the transport of goods and services to the eastern states.
Some sections between Tammin and Walgoolan were deficient in width for the amount and type of traffic that was using the road. There were also sections that were deficient in alignment thus increasing travel times and affecting safety. The section of the highway between Hines Hill and Booran and the section through Kellerberrin Townsite were upgraded during 2006 and 2007.
The upgrade provided the following benefits to help achieve the broad land use and transport objectives for the region in which it traverses. It:
- Significantly improved road safety by providing better geometry, a forgiving roadside environment and improved intersections;
- Reduced transport costs by providing reduced travel times; and
- Improved amenity for road users by providing scenic vegetation corridors