Two consortia have been shortlisted for the major works contract on the $354 million Regency Road to Pym Street project, which will deliver the 1.8-kilometre section of the North-South Corridor in South Australia.
The two consortia shortlisted are McConnell Dowell Constructors, Mott MacDonald Australia, ARUP Group; and CPB Contractors and GHD.
The successful contractor will deliver the major project, which will connect Torrens Road to River Torrens (TRT) to the South Road Superway, creating a 47-kilometre non-stop corridor between Gawler and the River Torrens.
A field of four consortia participated in the Expression of Interest process, with South Australian, Australian and International companies taking part.
The project’s concept design includes: a 1.8-kilometre section of non-stop roadway, providing three lanes in each direction (at-grade); Two lanes in each direction on the South Road surface road; an overpass over Regency Road (three lanes in each direction); two lanes in each direction (at-grade) on the surface roads underneath and more.
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South Australian Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said the project was the missing link of the North-South Corridor.”
“Once complete this upgrade will deliver travel time savings of up to 8 minutes during peak periods on South Road between Regency Road and Pym Street,” he said.
A competitive Alliance procurement process is being pursued by the State Government, which will enable opportunities for South Australian businesses.
The next part of the process will be the Request for Proposal phase which will see the two shortlisted consortia engaged in competitive design and pricing over the next 13 weeks.
The successful bidder is expected to be announced early in the third quarter of 2019, with construction expected to begin late 2019.