|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Late 2021 - Late 2023
|Estimated Project Cost:||$230,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$115,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||City of Fremantle
The Fremantle Traffic Bridge and the Stirling Bridge are the only two crossings available for vehicles travelling over the Swan River at Fremantle Harbour. The Fremantle Traffic Bridge is approaching the end of its usable life and is at risk of closure.
Closure of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge would substantially increase demand pressure on the Stirling Bridge, which would worsen travel times, reduce the resilience of the road network and impact heavy freight road access to the port.
The project will involve construction of a 257 metre, concrete road bridge with a track rail bridge.
The project will:
- improve freight productivity and access to freight gateways
- increase transport infrastructure capacity
- improve network reliability
The Australian Government has committed $115 million towards the project.
The project is in planning.
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Project details last updated: 11/10/2019