Road tender awarded

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
The planned realignment for the Graphite/Perup Road intersection at the South Western Highway.
Camera IconThe planned realignment for the Graphite/Perup Road intersection at the South Western Highway. Credit: Supplied

Works on the Graphite-Perup Road realignment will begin next month following the awarding of the tender at the November 8 Manjimup Shire Council meeting.

The realignment is part of the Manjimup Town Centre Revitalisation project and aims to reduce risk at road’s intersection at South Western Highway.

TRACC Civil was awarded the tender and will complete the realignment project for almost $2 million.

$341,094 of the money will come from the revitalisation project, $450,000 from the 2018/19 Infrastructure Works Budget and $700,000 from MainRoads WA.

Manjimup shire chief executive officer Andrew Campbell said the realignment was a “very important” part of the project.

“It effectively fixes a problematic intersection that has caused many accidents over the years,” he said.

“Of the tenderers, they were all competent and could have done the job but based on the tender outcomes, it went to TRACC Civil.”

TRACC Civil was one of three businesses that applied for the tender and was the business that also completed the Blechynden/Giblett Street roundabout earlier this year.

Tree removal and service relocation at the site will be carried out in the coming weeks.

The new layout of the Graphite Road and Perup Road intersection with South Western Highway will provide both roads their own entry and exits.

The information pull-in bay opposite the Caltex petrol station will be closed for the duration of the construction from December to May 2019.

A statement on the council website apologised for any inconvenience and said motorists could expect delays.

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