Contract awarded for $365M upgrade on Pacific Highway

Roads and Maritime Services NSW has selected the successful contractor to deliver main civil work for the Devils Pulpit to Richmond River section of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade.Roads and Maritime Services NSW has selected the successful contractor to deliver main civil work for the Devils Pulpit to Richmond River section of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade.

CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors has won the construct-only contract on the project in northern New South Wales, which will reportedly generate revenue to the company of approximately $365M.

The project will deliver a 34km Pacific Highway upgrade linking the Maclean to Devils Pulpit section to the south and the Richmond River to Ballina Bypass section in the north and forms part of the $4.36 billion Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade – Australia’s largest regional infrastructure project.

Work 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.

CPB Contractors Managing Director Juan Santamaria welcomed the announcement.

“Our team is committed to using proven traffic management and innovative building methodologies to minimise disruption and maximise safety for road users during the major works,” he said.

“Through our highly experienced approach to project management and procurement, we’ll deliver public value and increased opportunities for local workers and businesses.

Major works are expected to start in October 2017 and be completed by 2020.

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