Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) has shortlisted three contractors to deliver the $95 million Avon River rail bridge replacement project in Stratford, Victoria.
Downer EDI Works, CPB Contractors and a Joint Venture between Coleman Rail and Decmil Southern will now provide detailed proposals on how they plan to deliver the bridge – part of the $530 million Gippsland Line Upgrade.
The contractor proposals are due early next year and, following an evaluation period, RPV will award the design and construct contract mid-2019.
Preparatory work is already set to commence on the project, with OnePlan Land Development Group to begin cadastral surveying at the Avon River site on Monday and complete the work over the next two weeks.
The survey will determine where the existing property boundaries are around the bridge site and is a vital part of the planning process.
Construction on the bridge is targeted to begin in late 2019, with a target completion date of early 2021, subject to planning and environmental approvals.