The government will call for designs and construction proposals for the Reid Highway duplication project.
The $70 million project opportunity came about after City Of Swan’s funding contributions for the bridge project.
New suburbs including Caversham and Dayton will be given alternative bus lanes to cross-over Reid Highway, pedestrian and emergency vehicles will also be given the access to the infrastructure.
In order to create minimal impact for daily commuters and increase construction efficiencies, the bridge will be incorporated into the Reid Highway Dual Carriageway project.
The Dual Carriageway will stretch from West Swan Road and Altone Road, with the construction commencing in early 2019.
Planning Minister Rita Saffioti says the bridge will reduce congestion and improve local connectivity.
“The areas of Caversham and Dayton have struggled with access, and this bridge would create opportunities for quicker bus routes and travel time savings as the population grows,” Ms Saffioti said.
“We look forward to working closely with the City of Swan to deliver this important addition to their local road project, and welcome their financial commitment to the project.”
Two new traffic lanes will be added on to the southern side of the highway, with modification on intersections to improve traffic flow.
The project will also eliminate congestion by eliminating a section of the single carriageway between Marmion Avenue and Great Northern Highway.
It’s understood that Main Roads will calls for proposals in late June.