Lendlease Group has been selected as the preferred contractor to design and build the $985M Northern Connector road project in Adelaide, South Australia.
The project will include the construction of a new motorway with three lanes in each direction. The 15.5km road is set to link the Northern Expressway with the South Road Superway and the Port River Expressway.
It will also involve four interchanges and a 16km path for cyclists and pedestrians.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said: “The Northern Connector will provide enormous productivity benefits for freight travelling between Adelaide and the northern, western and eastern parts of South Australia, as well as to and from other states.
“The six-lane motorway is expected to significantly improve freight access to Port Adelaide and the industrial areas of Adelaide’s north and north-west, bypassing six sets of traffic lights.
“It will also deliver enormous benefits for the 52,000 vehicles a day expected to use it when completed.”
Major works are anticipated to commence in the third quarter of 2016 and the project is scheduled to be complete in December 2019. The project will create about 480 jobs a year during construction.
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.