Two tenderers shortlisted for $400M Ipswich Motorway Upgrade

The Ipswich Motorway Upgrade from Rocklea to Darra Stage 1 is on track, with the Australian Government announcing the two shortlisted tenderers for the contract.The $400 million Ipswich Motorway Upgrade from Rocklea to Darra Stage 1 in Queensland is on track, with the Australian Government announcing the two shortlisted tenderers for the contract.

Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher said that a BMD Constructions and John Holland Queensland Joint Venture, and a Bielby Hull Albem Joint Venture are vying for the design and construction contract.

“The outcome will deliver a value-for-money solution for upgrading the three-kilometre section of the motorway between Granard Road and Oxley Road from four to six lanes,” said Mr. Fletcher.

“On completion the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade from Rocklea to Darra will provide safer, quicker and more reliable journeys for motorists and improve national and local freight movements.”

The project will support over 470 jobs and is part of the Queensland Government’s broader strategy to improve transport networks, support the expansion of the existing Acacia Ridge freight intermodal terminal and further plans to develop the Western Corridor between Brisbane and Ipswich.

The Ipswich Motorway upgrade is a jointly funded project with the Australian Government and the Queensland Government each committing $200 million.

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