Essays on Reid Highway Project Issues Case Study

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The paper 'Reid Highway Project Issues' is a wonderful example of a Management Case Study. Reid Highway construction project is among the most successful projects in Australia. The project was initiated by the ministry of transport to ease transportation at the junction between Reid Highway and Mirrabooka Avenue. The project was completed in the year 2012 has started in the year 2011. The project was fully funded by the government of Australia under the ministry of transport. The stakeholders of the project include the government, the contractor, the suppliers, project managers, employees, and the end-users of the road.

The project was a success because of the strategies which were involved like effective communication and strategic planning. Issues that need to be improved include environmental concerns and the need to practice competitive bidding when sourcing for a contractor. Introduction Reid Highway project was among the most successfully completed projects in Australia. The project cost the government of Australia $30M. The overpass is located at the intersection between the Reid Highway and Mirrabooka Avenue. The project was completed in the year 2011 successfully.

This intersection was the black spot and there were many accidents for instance between the years of 1999 and 2009 the reported crashes at this intersection were 400 implying that there was a need to construct an overpass to reduce the number of crashes (Reid Highway/ Mirrabooka Avenue 2013). Mirrabooka Avenue is shown in appendix 2 below. The minister of transport proposed the construction of the Reid Highway overpass is completed in 2011. The main aim of the project was to improve infrastructure in the Australian roads by reducing the number of accidents of the road intersections.

The main benefits of the construction of the Reid Highway overpass include improving environmental management by reducing the emission of carbon into the atmosphere, construct the project in such a way that it will provide a way for future expansion of the highway to 6 lanes and enhance road cycling facilities on Reid Highway and Mirrabooka Avenue as shown in appendix 1 below (Reid Highway/ Mirrabooka Avenue 2013). This could help to reduce the number of black spots in Australia. The objectives of the projects were to reduce the number of crashes on the road intersection between Reid Highways and Mirrabooka Avenue.

Another objective was to reduce traffic waiting on the intersection instead of improving traffic movement. Finally, another objective was to preserve the environment by lowering the emission of carbon to the atmosphere through traffic delays. Project Stakeholder Analysis There are many stakeholders who took part in the construction of Reid Highway overpass. These stakeholders include the following; the government of Australia, the Abigroup contractor, the suppliers, the project managers, the employees, and the end-users who are the customers.

Without the contribution of these parties, the project could have not been a success. The government The government was the first one to take an initiative to reduce the number of crashes that take place at the intersection between Reid Highway and Mirrabooka Avenue (Mantel et al 2005). It was a federal government project and therefore it was fully financed by the government of Australia. The government wanted to increase the safety of transport and pollution of the environment as well as saving the lives of its citizens from crashes.

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Reid Highway/ Mirrabooka Avenue 2013, viewed 4th Oct. 2013 from

https://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/BuildingRoads/Projects/CompletedProjects/2011/Pages/ReidMirrabooka.aspx#info

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