Thiess has been awarded an $85 million contract to construct the long-awaited Dingley Bypass in Melbourne’s south-east.
The 6.4 kilometre arterial road will link Warrigal Road at Moorabbin and Westall Road at Dingley Village, improve traffic and freight movement through the area and complete the arterial link between the manufacturing hubs of Moorabbin and Dandenong.
Victorian Roads Minister Terry Mulder said: “Not only is this project a vital step in completing a 19 kilometre continuous, fully divided arterial road between Moorabbin and Dandenong South, it’s going to play a key role in improving transport connections in the area.
“Local traffic will be separated from through traffic, meaning reduced congestion, shorter travel times and safer access for all road users.”
As well as delivering a new road, there will be new off-road shared user paths that will link with existing cycle and pedestrian facilities.
Thiess General Manager – Victoria Rod Heale said he was the delighted with the contract win.
“It represents the next chapter in the company’s long-standing relationship with VicRoads, having recently completed the M80 Ring Road Upgrade – Calder Freeway to Sydney Road,” he said.
Construction of the Dingley Bypass is due to start in late 2014 and will take around two years to complete.
Thiess is also delivering the Warragul Rail Precinct Upgrade – a $20 million project to build a new rail underpass and a new car park and bus interchange at Warragul railway station.
It is being jointly funded by the Victorian and Federal Governments.