The Arthur Street Bridge was officially opened today, marking the official completion of the Reid Highway upgrade, a joint initiative between the City of Swan, State and Commonwealth Governments.
The duplication of Reid Highway and the construction of Arthur Street overpass will improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and commuters, as well as cutting travel times and improving accessibility to local schools and shops.
The City contributed $7.5 million to the Arthur Street Bridge, which links the growing suburbs of Caversham and Dayton, providing alternative access for buses to cross Reid Highway and for pedestrians looking to access the new South Caversham Primary School.
The dual carriageway between Altone Road and West Swan Road was the final section of the $77.5 million project to be opened to motorists. The much-needed upgrade removes the last single carriageway section, delivering an efficient east-west route across Perth’s north eastern suburbs for local residents, commuters and the freight industry.
City of Swan Deputy Mayor David Lucas, Main Roads WA Acting General Director of Transport Peter Woronzow, WA Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts, WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Federal Member for Pearce Christian Porter officially opening Arthur Street Bridge.