The Victorian Government has announced its preferred tenderer to deliver the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade, aimed at reducing congestion on eight key arterial routes in Melbourne’s west.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan said the Netflow consortium has been selected as the preferred tenderer for the project.
The Netflow consortium is a Cintra and Plenary joint venture – as project sponsor, with WBHO Infrastructure and as design and construction lead, and Ferrovial Services companies as services contractor.
The poject will deliver a combination of road widening, duplications and intersection upgrades aimed at fixing the eight congested routes, including:
- Dunnings Road and Palmers Road, Point Cook Road to Princes Freeway, Point Cook
- Palmers Road, Princes Freeway to Western Freeway, Truganina
- Derrimut Road, Sayers Road to Dohertys Road, Tarneit
- Leakes Road, Fitzgerald Road to Derrimut Road, Truganina
- Dohertys Road, Fitzgerald Road to Grieve Parade, Laverton North
- Dohertys Road Foundation Road to Palmers Road, Truganina
- Forsyth Road/Princes Freeway, Hoppers Crossing
- Duncans Road/Princes Freeway interchange, Werribee/Werribee South
The public-private partnership will also extend to road maintenance – ensuring more than 260 kilometres of the existing arterial road network in the western suburbs is maintained over the next two decades.
Works on the Western Roads Upgrade will begin in 2018 and will be completed in stages to minimise disruption to road users, with all eight projects to be completed by 2021.