The Fleurieu Connections Alliance, a consortium comprising CIMIC Group’s CPB Contractors, the South Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport, Aurecon and GHD, has been selected by the South Australian Government to deliver duplication works on the Main South Road and the Victor Harbor Road in South Australia.
The Australian and South Australian governments have committed a total of $560 million to fund the road duplication projects, aimed at reducing travel times, improving road safety, and increasing connectivity across the Fleurieu Peninsula.
The Main South Road duplication involves duplicating approximately ten kilometres from south of Griffiths Road, Seaford to Aldinga. Work will include grade separations (overpass) at a number of intersections along Main South Road and upgrade of Main South Road from Aldinga to Sellicks Beach with a ‘2+1’ lane road layout.
The Victor Harbor Road duplication involves duplicating approximately five kilometres between Main South Road, Old Noarlunga and Main Road, McLaren Vale. It also includes additional safety treatments along Victor Harbor Road.
Community consultations had indicated a strong support for the duplication project, an emphasis on maintaining east to west connections and the importance of reducing disruptions during the construction.
The contract will generate revenue to CPB Contractors of approximately $314 million. CPB Contractors Managing Director Jason Spears said the project would build on CPB’s existing experience on similar projects in South Australia.
“We are currently delivering the Port Wakefield to Port Augusta Alliance in collaboration with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport, including works on the Copper Coast, Augusta and Port Wakefield Highways and the Joy Baluch AM Bridge,” he said.
“We’ll apply this experience to efficiently deliver these duplication works and maximise economic opportunities for South Australian people and businesses.”
Construction will start in early 2022 and is scheduled for completion in 2024.
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