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Decmil wins $86m construction contract for VIC Drysdale Bypass


Posted by Monica Gameng

Victoria’s Major Road Projects Authority has officially awarded an $86 million contract to Decmil Group to design and construct the Drysdale Bypass from Jetty Road to Whitcombes Road. This contract award follows an early works agreement signed in June of this year.

Decmil is currently undertaking early works for the $117 million project, and major construction on the Drysdale Bypass is set to commence this month.

The project scope will include the construction of a six-kilometre bypass road that will help improve safety as well as ease the congestion at the heart of Drysdale by providing an alternative and more efficient route for drivers and trucks on the Bellarine Peninsula.

This multi-million dollar project will also deliver a new six-kilometre shared user path together with a pedestrian and cycling underpass at Peninsula Drive. These will be providing locals with better connections to schools, sporting precincts and residential communities.

The State Government has estimated that the bypass will reduce traffic along the route by up to 40 per cent.

From a previous media statement, Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville said: “The Drysdale Bypass will provide major benefits for the Bellarine - delivering a vital link to schools, growing communities and boosting the local economy.”

The Drysdale Bypass is expected to be completed by mid-2020.

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Source: Decmil Group; Roads & infrastructure Australia; Premier of Victoria

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.