An artist’s impression of the improved bridge. Image: NCA.

THE Nationwide Capital Authority (NCA) has introduced that growth consultancy agency SMEC will oversee the design of the $137 million Commonwealth Avenue Bridge renewal venture.

The agency which is a subsidiary of city and industrial growth big, Surbana Jurong Group, was awarded the tender and is anticipated to take 10 months to finalise the design.

The venture will contain strengthening and widening works to extend the bridge’s load-bearing capability to replicate present and forecast visitors load calls for, increase automobile and pedestrian security boundaries, and accommodate wider shared pedestrian and cycleway paths.

The venture is anticipated to begin in late 2023 and be accomplished by 2024/25.

The chosen agency has been concerned in quite a lot of massive infrastructure developments, together with Snowy Hydro 2.0, ARTC’s Inland Rail, NorthEast Hyperlink and Sydney Metro West.

SMEC ANZ CEO James Phillis mentioned the built-in and concrete design strategy might be “sympathetic to the present bridge, its heritage and placement.”

NCA Chief Sally Barnes mentioned main tasks alongside Commonwealth Avenue, together with the Elevating of London Circuit and future Gentle Rail works, won’t hamper enterprise and neighborhood actions.

“There might be public session at related levels and the NCA will give common updates to all stakeholders till the venture is accomplished,” she mentioned.