Cimic to upgrade Melbourne ringroad for $227m

Cimic Group subsidiary CPB Contractors will work on a US$227m upgrade to a northern section of Melbourne’s M80 Ring Road.

The company will upgrade a section between Sydney Road and Edgars Road, increasing the capacity, and reducing the congestion of the urban freeway. The scope of the contract includes widening and realigning ramps, adding lanes and installing a management system.

The work is being funded by the Australian and Victorian governments.

Michael Wright, Cimic Group’s chief executive, said: "Drawing on our significant expertise and strong teams of people, CPB Contractors will safely and efficiently complete this vital piece of infrastructure for the community. We are pleased to be selected to deliver this project for the Australian and Victorian governments."

Juan Santamaria, CPB Contractors’ managing director, added: "We have a strong construction presence in Victoria and will be leveraging our extensive roads and civil construction experience to safely and successfully deliver this important freeway upgrade

"We’ll bring local knowledge and industry-leading experience to deliver this upgrade with the least disruption possible, and with a commitment to meet and exceed important government policies such as Local Jobs First and the Social Procurement Framework."

Construction is due to begin in 2020 and to be completed in early 2023.

Image courtesy of CIMIC Group

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