CPB Contractors, a CIMIC Group company, has won a contract from the Department of Transport and Main Roads in Queensland to construct Stage 1 of the AUD497.3m ($396.3m) Mackay Ring Road project in Queensland.
The construct only contract worth AUD215m ($171.3m) for the Stage 1 works comprises construction of a section of 11.3km highway which will divert traffic from the Bruce Highway at Stockroute Road (west of Mackay) to the Bald Hill Road intersection (north of Mackay).
The scope of the contract also includes the construction of 13 bridge structures, two underpasses for local traffic as well as two dual lane roundabouts.
The Mackay Ring Road project is expected to decrease the frequency of heavy freight vehicles and hazardous loads travelling through the city centre, while considerably improving the operation of local, regional and national road networks.
Construction for the Stage 1 is likely to start in mid-2017 and is scheduled to be completed by late 2019.
CIMIC Group CEO Adolfo Valderas said: “CIMIC Group and CPB Contractors take a disciplined approach to bidding for and delivering work. Our strategy delivers innovative and cost-effective projects for our clients, strengthens regional economies and better connects communities.
“Stage 1 of the Mackay Ring Road project is a quality, sustainable infrastructure solution that will enhance travel efficiency and safety for motorists, and serve as a vital upgrade to the national road network.”
CPB Contractors managing director Román Garrido said: “Delivering new and upgraded transport infrastructure is a core capability for CPB Contractors, and we are committed to ensuring our construction methods achieve all project objectives.
“We are focused on maximising opportunities for local employment and delivering a socially-inclusive procurement strategy to broaden the community benefits of this significant roads initiative.”