CPB Contractors wins $290m Pacific Highway upgrade contract in Australia

WCN Editorial Team 6 Sep 2017 OCEANIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

CPB Contractors, a CIMIC Group's construction company, has won a contract to deliver main civil work for the Devils Pulpit to Richmond River section of the Woolgoolga and Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade in northern New South Wales, Australia. 

The AUD365m ($290.2m) construct-only contract has been awarded by the Roads and Maritime Services, an agency of the New South Wales Government.

The project, which forms part of the AUD4.36bn ($3.47bn) Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade project, will deliver a 34km Pacific Highway upgrade.

The highway upgrade will connect the Maclean to Devils Pulpit section to the south and the Richmond River to Ballina Bypass section in the north.

The scope of the contract includes upgrading the Pacific Highway to two lanes in each direction, building seven new bridges, and associated road works consisting of ground treatments, earthworks and road surfacing.

Major work is scheduled to begin in October 2017 and is expected to be completed by 2020.

Once completed, the Woolgoolga to Ballina project will duplicate 155km of the Pacific Highway to a four-lane divided road.

CIMIC CEO Adolfo Valderas said: “Our strong track record of delivering new and improved major roads initiatives strongly positions CIMIC and CPB Contractors for projects such as significant upgrades of the Pacific Highway.

“Using our world-class expertise and local experience we will help improve the safety and efficiency of this important transport network, and create a more sustainable road system for people and communities.”

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