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Laing O’Rourke awarded major Australian road contract

20 Dec 23 Laing O’Rourke has secured the main contract for the first stage of the Eastern Freeway Upgrades in the Australian state of Victoria.

CGI of the completed project
CGI of the completed project

The contract involves upgrades to the Eastern Freeway between Burke Road and Tram Road as part of an alliance with Major Road Projects Victoria, Symal, Arcadis and WSP.

The project will deliver new express lanes, new traffic management technology and the first stage of Melbourne鈥檚 first dedicated busway. A new interchange in Bulleen will provide a seamless connection with the North East Link tunnels 鈥 linking Melbourne鈥檚 east with the M80 ring road, reducing travel times by 35 minutes and taking 15,000 trucks off local roads a day.

Acting managing director Mark Dimmock said the project was an opportunity to demonstrate Laing O鈥橰ourke鈥檚 major project experience and proven track record in collaborative contracting: 鈥淲e鈥檙e grateful for the Victorian government and Major Road Projects Victoria鈥檚 confidence in our team to deliver such an important project,鈥 he said.

鈥淭ogether with our alliance partners, we鈥檝e developed an innovative and integrated project solution that meets the Victorian government鈥檚 objectives and will deliver great outcomes for the community.鈥

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The Eastern Freeway scope of work includes major road and bridge upgrades, a new interchange connecting the Eastern Freeway to the North East Link tunnels, smart traffic management technology upgrades and new noise protection to meet Victoria鈥檚 toughest traffic noise standards, new and upgraded walking and cycling connections, upgrades to Koonung Creek Reserve and revitalised wetlands and open spaces for the community.

Over the past year, Laing O鈥橰ourke and its alliance partners have worked collaboratively with the Victorian government and has provided design and constructability expertise to support the project鈥檚 planning process. This included development of an urban design and landscape plan which was recently exhibited for public comment.

Site preparation work is now well underway, with major works starting next year. The project will be complete in 2028.

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