McConnelI Dowell wins A$40m contract for Australian bridge, culverts and intersections
Detailed design, planning and site inspections will commence immediately on Aus $40 million worth of bridge, culvert, road widening and intersection upgrades across regional South Australia following the awarding of a contract to McConnelI Dowell Construction Pty Ltd.
These projects will improve productivity and safety for the thousands of motorists who use these regional roads every day and better cater for high productivity freight vehicles.
Construction will commence later this year with works expected to be completed in mid-2019, weather permitting, and support 106 jobs.
The upgrades will include:
- Widening and guard rail upgrades on the Sturt Highway at Bookmark Creek Bridge (Renmark)
- Widening and guard rail upgrades on the Sturt Highway at Salt Creek Bridge (Renmark)
- Construction of a shared use path and bridge adjacent Bookmark and Salt Creek road bridges on the Sturt Highway
- Widening and guard rail upgrades on the Sturt Highway of the River Murray Flood Plains bridges at Paringa
- Widening guard rail upgrades on the Sturt Highway of Kingston Bridge (Kingston on Murray)
- Replacement of Inverbrackie Bridge on Onkaparinga Valley Road near Woodside
- An intersection upgrade at Onkaparinga Valley Road and River View Road, Woodside
- Widening of the Rocky River Bridge on the Augusta Highway
- Replacement of Altona Bridge on Barossa Valley Way near Lyndoch
- Replacement of Farrell Flat Bridge on Farrell Flat Road near Farrell Flat
- Replacement of Farrell Flat culvert on Farrell Flat Road near Farrell Flat
- Replacement of Lyndoch Bridge on the Barossa Valley Way near Lyndoch
- Widening of Skillies Bridge on Balaklava Road near Auburn
- Replacement of Stott Highway Bridge on Stott Highway near Angaston
- Various bridge and culvert upgrades on the route between Murray Bridge and Lobethal.
The State Labour Government is getting on with upgrading and improving road infrastructure across South Australia. We are investing $532 million for road maintenance and upgrades over four years, with $341 million being spent in the regions.
This $40 million investment builds on recent announcements including:
- $17 million rural road safety infrastructure program, with a range of treatments aimed at increasing safety across our regional road network.
- $35 million of road projects in regional South Australia including new rest areas, shoulder sealing and re-sheeting.
$130 million has also been committed for South Australia’s share for the duplication of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge and upgrading the Strzelecki Track.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan, said: “The State Labour Government is committed to improving road infrastructure across the State and this $40 million investment will go a long way towards increasing safety, improving driving conditions and delivering more productive bridges that are fit for purpose. Investing in these upgrades will also have a big impact on productivity for primary producers and transport operators, which in turn benefits our regions and the economy more broadly.”
As well as improving road infrastructure this investment will support approximately 106 jobs.
The State Labour Government is investing more than half a billion dollars in maintaining and upgrading our road network, with $341 million being spent in regional areas.
Labour Candidate for Chaffey Sim Singh-Malhi, said: “These upgrades and widening of bridges will make travel a whole lot easier, especially for the many trucks travelling on our Riverland roads. I thank the State Labour Government for these upgrades.”
By contrast the Liberal Party’s promise to restrict country road funding to just 30 per cent of the State’s mining royalties represents a 20 per cent cut.
Labour Candidate for Schubert David Haebich, said: “These roads are used by many locals and visitors to the region. Over time the bridges have carried large volumes of traffic including heavy vehicles. The upgrades to bridges will no doubt enhance public safety.”