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BMD Constructions awarded $172M Canberra bridge contract

BMD Constructions awarded $172M Canberra bridge contract

BMD Constructions has been awarded a design and construction contract for works on the Molonglo River Bridge in Canberra.

The $172 million contract involves the construction of a 227.5 metre-long, steel girder bridge, 1.7 kilometres of new arterial roads and five new intersections.

The upgrade will also support a future light rail connection. Two new bus stops will be built and a southbound queue jump bus lane (on the northern side of the bridge) to support better access to public transport. The project also includes important active travel links with off-road shared paths and on-road cycle lanes.

Detailed design will start shortly and is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Construction will then start on the bridge and road approaches, which are expected to open to traffic around the end of 2025.

BMD Constructions will be joined by its design partners GHD, pitt&sherry and COWI for works on the project.


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Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King said the project reflects a commitment in developing infrastructure that reduces congestion and improves travel times.

“This project will provide a major economic stimulus to the Canberra region, including supporting an estimated 560 jobs during the detailed design and construction phases,” King said.

“Projects like this are important to not only keep Canberrans employed and businesses running, but also to provide the community with better infrastructure and safer roads long into the future.”

This project is jointly funded by the Australian and ACT governments on a 50:50 basis.

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