As the Abbott government gears up to fulfil infrastructure promises, builders and contractors face significant opportunities from a sound pipeline of road construction projects, albeit with activity on the construction of other forms of transport set to drop back a bit.

Having dropped to post GFC lows of $15.686 billion in 2013/14, the dollar value of work done on construction of roads throughout Australia is set to remain at a modest $15.713 billion in 2014/15 but rise to $18.183 billion in 2016/17 before hitting a record $19.452 billion in 2017/18, according…