The $761 million design and construct contract for Stage 2 of the Monash Freeway upgrade has been awarded to a major construction firm.
CPB Contractors, part of the CIMIC Group, won the contract, which includes the addition of 36 kilometres of new lanes, upgrading the Beaconsfield interchange with new freeway ramps, extending and widening O’Shea Road and rolling out the Freeway Lane Management System.
The Monash Freeway is in Melbourne’s fast growing south east and has been placed on Infrastructure Australia’s Priority List.
CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer, Michael Wright, said that CPB Contractors has a demonstrated capability of delivering infrastructure in Victoria and beyond.
“The upgrade of the Monash Freeway will improve the lives of many people, saving time and better connecting communities to important employment centres,” Wright said.
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CPB Contractors, Managing Director, Juan Santamaria said the company has a strong track record of delivery in Victoria, and is pleased to be selected to work with the Australian and Victorian governments to deliver this important road upgrade.
“Our absolute priority is the safety of our people and all road users,” Santamaria said.
“We will be applying our experience, built over many decades, to safely deliver this upgrade in a live traffic environment.”
Stage 2 of the Monash Freeway upgrade is funded by both the Federal and Victorian Governments.
Construction is set to start in early 2020 and is expected to be completed by 2022.