Kerslake Group has won a contract from the Western Australia Government to build a 2.8km stretch of the principal shared path (PSP) along the Fremantle railway line.

The project is part of the Western Australian Government’s A$134m ($96.31m) investment in cycling infrastructure over the next four years.

Under the contract, the contractor will build the 4m-wide principal PSP between Grant Street and Victoria Street that will expand the existing route along the Fremantle railway line.

The contract also includes a bicycle counter, new lighting, wayfinding signs, pavement markings and landscaping among others.

“The project is just one of many planned as part of our record investment which will see A$134m spent on cycling infrastructure in the next four years.”

Western Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said: “This section of the Perth to Fremantle path, which comes to a dead end in Cottesloe, has been an issue for more than a decade and the McGowan Government has made its extension a priority.

“We recognised the connectivity and safety benefits of extending the Fremantle Railway PSP, and we made sure the funds were available earlier to get it moving.

“The project is just one of many planned as part of our record investment, which will see A$134m ($96.31m) spent on cycling infrastructure in the next four years.” Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

The Grant and Victoria streets portion of PSP is expected to be completed by mid2020.  After this, the design and construction will proceed of the remaining sections between Victoria Street Station and North Fremantle Station.