East West Link design team appointed

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Hyder and Parsons Brinckerhoff have been appointed as the design team for the $6.8bn East West Link.

Hyder and Parsons Brinckerhoff in a 50/50 joint venture are providing detailed design and construction phase support services for the eastern section (Stage 1) for the East West Connect consortium.

East West Link Stage 1 is a 6.6km, three-lane road connecting the Eastern Freeway and CityLink, the majority of which will be underground in a twin tunnels.

The project will deliver:

  • new tolled motorway link between Hoddle Street and CityLin
  • access via CityLink to M1 Port of Melbourne, Melbourne Airport and M80/Hume Freeway
  • Eastern Freeway upgrades
  • managed motorways
  • CBD-oriented public transport enhancements
  • Bicycle network improvements.

Together with the proposed western section, the completed East West Link will form an 18 kilometre cross-city connection extending across Melbourne from the Eastern Freeway to the Western Ring Road.

Robert Woodall, Project Director for the Hyder Parsons Brinckerhoff Joint Venture said the team are pleased to be delivering design services for the East West Project – that seeks to dramatically improve the way people and goods travel across Melbourne.

‘The mobilisation of the large teams from Hyder Parsons Brinckerhoff will enable quality delivery of the engineering design, drawing on a wealth of knowledge and combined experience. Hyder Parsons Brinckerhoff have previously facilitated the successful delivery of iconic projects such as East Link the M80 Ring Road Upgrade and the West Gate Freeway Alliance in Melbourne – and we are enjoying working together again,’ Robert said.

Commercial Director Luke van Heuzen hailed the technical expertise of the team working on this landmark project.

‘The Hyder Parsons Brinckerhoff project team delivered a technically superior tender design solution that provides improved operation and amenity to the state.’

‘I congratulate the project team and our project partners in delivering this winning tender solution as a team and we now look forward to bringing this project to life in the coming months,’ said Mr van Heuzen.

East West Connect comprises Lend Lease, Bouygues, Acciona and is led by Capella Capita


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