Fifty four kilometres of safety barriers were successfully installed for the Gateway WA Perth Airport and Freight Access Project (Gateway Project) by Australian Construction Products (ACP).

ACP took on the largest barrier project in the state since the Perth Bunbury Highway was constructed in 2009. Driven by the expected doubling of passenger air travel and road freight task over the next decade, coupled with the proposed consolidation of Perth’s airport terminals, the Gateway Project is the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken by Main Roads WA.

Jointly funded by the Federal and State Governments, the billion-dollar project involves a major upgrade to the road network surrounding Perth Airport and the freight and industrial hubs of Kewdale and Forrestfield. It focuses primarily on Tonkin Highway, between Great Eastern Highway and Roe Highway, and Leach Highway, between Orrong Road and Perth Airport.

Main Roads WA describes this area of Perth as arguably WA’s most important transport interchange, where road, rail and air services intersect to facilitate the movement of people and goods that are essential to the economy of both the state and the nation.

For Safety Barriers WA (SBWA), which has installed over 260km of barriers over the past seven years, this was their biggest contract yet. The company won the tender to supply all the road barriers, based on their track record of reliability and past work with contractor Leightons.

SBWA Director Cyndie Woolcock attributed the contract win to their longstanding relationship with ACP and the trust built over the years.

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