Contractors shortlisted for $33M Flagstaff Road upgrade, SA

The first South Australian road built with soft plastics and glass at Happy Valley in the City of Onkaparinga will utilise plastic from approximately 139,000 plastic bags and packaging and 39,750 glass bottle equivalents.Two prequalified contractors have been shortlisted for the next stage of procurement on the $33 million Flagstaff Road upgrade in South Australia.

With construction set to start in the next few months the preferred design option has also been released for the project.

Works will see the road expanded to a two-way dual carriageway between Hyland Avenue and Bonneyview Road to improve safety and traffic congestion.

Contractors Bardavcol Pty Ltd and BMD Constructions Pty Ltd are shortlisted and will bid to undertake the works.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Corey Wingard said it’s exciting to see the progress on the vital road project.

“More than 21,000 motorists use this road every day and it’s current design can cause confusion and lead to accidents,” he says.

“The widening of the road will not only improve safety, it will also reduce traffic congestion, save valuable minutes from the commute time for locals and improve access for emergency services vehicles.”

Other construction elements include the construction of a new central median, a new shared use path, a new northbound cycle lane, upgraded LED road lighting and a new safety barrier.

Early works are scheduled to start later this year with major construction set for early 2021.

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