Margaret River Perimeter Road Update
Construction work on Stage Two of the Margaret River Perimeter Road starts in late September 2017.
The contractor is Margaret River Perimeter Road (MRPR) Joint Venture, comprising WBHO Infrastructure and SRG Civil Pty Ltd, and they will construct:
- 5.2 km of perimeter road to connect to Stage One at Rosa Brook intersection
- 2.3 km long John Archibald Drive and roundabout connection with the perimeter road
- The roundabout north of Margaret River and associated road connections
- A new entrance road to the airport
- A 96 m long road bridge and a footbridge on the Darch Trail.
The MRPR Joint Venture will be using local contractors and workers, and local services such as accommodation, fuel and meals. Generally, work hours will be 7am-5pm Monday to Saturday. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2018. Once complete, the Shire can start the important upgrade to the town’s main street.
• Speed limits will be reduced and lane closures may be required at times.
• Please allow extra travel time in your daily journeys and drive safely through the works.
• Campaign carting for the project will not be allowed on the town’s main street as we have materials sources (eg gravel) north and south of town.
The roundabout is the same size as the one constructed on Bussell Highway
as part of Stage One works (south of Rosa Brook Road). Work will be in a very restricted construction area, and clearing sensitively to retain as much vegetation as possible.
• While most of this vegetation is not indigenous to Margaret River, the existing landscape and amenity of the entrance to town will change.
• A significant revegetation and landscaping program has ben developed which has included seed collection. Work with will be done with a local landscape architect, to ensure the roundabout provides an entry statement into Margaret River.
• A diagram of the new roundabout is on the main roads website with examples of the species to be planted.
Sincere thanks are extended to all the environmental, community and business groups who have been involved in developing this important project for the Margaret River community.
In the past few months, over 200 people have been briefed about the project, including residents, environmental and other interest groups, Shire staff and councillors and Margaret River industry leaders. This has included site visits along the road alignment.