On behalf of the Public Transport Authority, Main Roads WA (MRWA) is undertaking a project that will see the construction of a new bus bridge and associated bus priority measures that will enable buses from Perth's northern and north-western suburbs to avoid congested city roads.
More than 1,000 buses and 2,800 vehicles per day will be removed from Northbridge streets, improving travel reliability for all road users and bus passengers whilst enhancing the amenity and local accessibility for businesses and residents in the suburb.
When finished, more than 1,200 buses and almost 16,000 passengers per day will use the bus bridge and associated infrastructure to access the new Perth Busport which opened mid-July 2016.
The project includes:
- a dedicated busway from the existing James Street bus bridge to the Charles Street / Newcastle Street intersection, including a new 110 m long bridge over the Graham Farmer Freeway
- a new freeway off-ramp onto Roe Street to replace James Street off-ramp which is to be removed
- approximately 500 m of new bus lanes on Charles Street
- reconfiguration of signals at five major city crossroads
In September 2015, Lycopodium was engaged by MRWA to provide project management services during the procurement phase of the project. The scope included finalisation of the concept design, traffic modelling, investigation works, preparation and issue of tender documentation and tender evaluation services. At the conclusion of the procurement phase, Lycopodium was then engaged to provide design coordination services for the project.