CIMIC awarded $250m Australian highway contract

CIMIC subsidiary CPB Contractors has been awarded a US$250m deal to deliver a highway extension in Perth, Western Australia.

The project includes the design and construction of a 5km extension to the Roe Highway for Main Roads Western Australia. The Roe forms about half of the city’s ring road, and is intended to carry the bulk of its heavy goods vehicles.

At present it runs from the suburbs of Middle Swan in the northeast to Bibra Lake in the southwest. The extension, which will be to the Bibra end of the road, includes a freeway-to-freeway interchange at Kwinana, five interchanges and flyovers and a bridge over part of Roe Swamp.

CPB will work with its Alliance Partners, including Aecom, Georgiou Group, WA Limestone, GHD and BG&E.

The contract will generate revenue of about US$177m for CPB over the next three years.

Román Garrido, CPB contractors’ managing director, said: "The Roe 8 project will enhance Perth’s road network operations, improve safety and reduce congestion.  

"Working closely with Main Roads Western Australia, our experienced Alliance is focused on delivering value for money, mitigating construction impacts and achieving the project’s planned operational, community and environmental benefits through innovative design."

Construction is due to be completed by early 2020.

Image: Perth, Australia (Mikeinnc/Wikimedia Commons)

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