McConnell Dowell Decmil JV builds Mordialloc Freeway

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The McConnell Dowell Decmil Joint Venture has been awarded the $375M contract to design and construct the Mordialloc Freeway in Melbourne’s south east

Mordialloc-Freeway
The new freeway will connect Springvale Road to the Dingley Bypass

Work has started on the 9km Mordialloc Freeway, which will link the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road in Aspendale Gardens to the Dingley Bypass in Dingley Village, creating a continuous freeway from Frankston to Clayton.

Construction of the Mordialloc Freeway over the next two years will create 400 jobs, which will include 10 per cent of total labour hours allocated to training apprentices, trainees and cadets, building much needed skills within the industry.

"We have a strong team in place to deliver a complex design and construction program, with innovative solutions to building in a sensitive environment," McConnell Dowell Australia managing director Jim Frith says.

With more than 75,000 motorists predicted to use this route daily by 2031, the freeway will be vital to ease congestion and improve safety by removing 13,000 trucks from local roads.

As part of the project, bridges will be built over Springvale, Governor, Lower Dandenong and Centre Dandenong Roads, along with new freeway entry and exit ramps.

A bridge will also be built over Old Dandenong Road to keep it open for Dingley Village residents, and a twin bridge will be built over sensitive wetlands.

Motorists using the Mordialloc Freeway can expect quicker and safer and journeys, with north and southbound traffic separated and road safety barriers installed along the inside and outside of each carriageway.

"Decmil is very pleased to be partnering McConnell Dowell and Major Road Projects Victoria on another largescale transport infrastructure project," Decmil managing director Scott Criddle says.

The Mordialloc Freeway has been funded by the Victorian Government and is being delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria. It is due to be completed by late 2021.

In addition, the Joint Venture is committed to sourcing at least 96 per cent of material and employment locally, benefiting the local community and broader economy.

 

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