CIMIC’s CPB Contractors selected to build Monash Freeway upgrade in Australia

WCN Editorial Team 3 Oct 2019 OCEANIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

CPB Contractors, a subsidiary of CIMIC Group, has been selected to build the stage 2 of the Monash Freeway upgrade in Australia.

The design and construction contract will generate a revenue of A$761m to CPB Contractors, the company said.

Located in Melbourne’s south-east and outer south-east region, the Monash Freeway is being funded by the Australian and Victorian Governments.

The stage 2 of the project will include the addition of 36km of new lanes on the Monash and Princes Freeways Warrigal Road and Eastlink outbound, Eastlink to Springvale Road inbound and Clyde Road to Cardinia Road, in both directions.

The upgrade will also connect Police Road to the freeway with an outbound on-ramp. It will connect the Jacksons Road outbound ramps directly to Eastlink with a separate road. It will add two extra lanes in each direction on O’Shea Road between Clyde Road and Soldiers Road.

O’Shea Road will be extended to join the Beaconsfield interchange and will also upgrade the interchange by adding an inbound freeway off-ramp and an outbound freeway on-ramp.

The construction will also include building a shared walking and cycling path on O’Shea Road between Clyde Road, Berwick and the Princes Highway, Beaconsfield.

CIMIC Group CEO Michael Wright said: “CIMIC Group’s construction company, CPB Contractors, has a demonstrated capability of delivering infrastructure in Victoria and beyond. The upgrade of the Monash Freeway will improve the lives of many people, saving time and better connecting communities to important employment centres.”

CPB Contractors managing director Juan Santamaria said: “CPB Contractors has a strong track record of delivery in Victoria, and we are pleased to be selected to work with the Australian and Victorian governments to deliver this important road upgrade.

“Our absolute priority is the safety of our people and all road users. We will be applying our experience, built over many decades, to safely deliver this upgrade in a live traffic environment.”

As per CPB Contractors, construction of stage 2 is scheduled to begin early next year and could be completed in 2022.

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Image: CPB Contractors to build freeway in Australia. Photo: Courtesy ofGerhard Gellinger/Pixabay

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