Major joint venture awarded $375M Mordialloc Freeway build contract

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The McConnell Dowell, Decmil Joint Venture has been awarded the design and construct contract for the Mordialloc Freeway in Melbourne’s south east.

The nine kilometre Freeway will link the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road in Aspendale Gardens to the Dingley Bypass in Dingley Village, creating a continuous route from Frankston To Clayton.

More than 75,000 motorists are expected to use this route daily by 2031 so it will be vital to easing congestion and improving safety. The project is also expected to remove 13,000 trucks from local roads.

As part of the project, bridges will be built over Springvale, Governor, Lower Dandenong and Centre Dandenong Roads, along with new freeway entry and exit ramps.

A bridge will also be built over Old Dandenong Road to keep it open for Dingley Village residents, and a twin bridge will be built over sensitive wetlands to ensure rainfall and natural light reaches vegetation below.

A new shared walking and cycling path will be constructed along the entire length of the Freeway, to ensure safe and reliable journeys for members of the public.

The north and southbound traffic on the Freeway will be seperated and road safety barriers will be installed along the inside and outside of each carriageway.

The Joint Venture were also awarded the early works package for the Mordialloc Freeway project.

Managing Director of McConnell Dowell Australia said the company is pleased to be partnering with Decmil to deliver this unique and vital part of Melbourne’s road infrastructure.

“We have a strong team in place to deliver a complex design and construction program, with innovative solutions to building in a sensitive environment.”

Decmil Managing Director, Scott Criddle said Decmil is very pleased to be partnering McConnell Dowell and Major Road Projects Victoria on another large scale transport infrastructure project.

“Our project team working on the early works package will now continue into the main works package to progress the project and delivery programme”.

The Mordialloc Freeway has been funded by the Victorian Government and is being delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria. It is due to be completed by late 2021.

The Joint Venture is committed to sourcing at least 96% of material and employment locally, benefiting the local community and broader economy.

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