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Shortlisted contractors to build $375m Mordialloc Bypass has been announced

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Posted by Monica Gameng

Construction on the $375 million Mordialloc Bypass is one step closer to commencing with two contractors already shortlisted to build the project.

The two consortia that are short listed to tender are the CPB Contractors - Seymour Whyte Joint Venture and the McConnell Dowell - Decmil Joint Venture.

This project is going to build a nine-kilometre freeway that will link the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road in Aspendale Gardens to the Dingley Bypass in Dingley Village, which will create a continuous connection to Frankston.

“We’re building Melbourne’s newest freeway, linking Frankston and Mordialloc with a four lane freeway to ease congestion and give local roads back to local communities,” Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke said.

Mordialloc Bypass is going to be a four-lane freeway which will feature entry and exit ramp interchanges at Springvale Road, Governor Road, Lower Dandenong Road and Centre Dandenong Road.

Once completed, motorists will be able to save up to 10 minutes in travel times in each direction between Mornington Peninsula Freeway and Dingley Bypass. The new Mordialloc Bypass will also be diverting tens of thousands of vehicles away from nearby arterial roads.

This multi-million dollar project will also include building a new Thames Promenade interchange that will provide easier access to the Mornington Peninsula Freeway as well as a new shared user path that is going to be built along the entire length of the project, giving pedestrians and cyclists a safer route.

Major construction activities are expected to commence in 2019 and the Mordialloc Freeway upgrade is set to be completed by the end of 2021.

In April of this year, additional funding of $75 million was invested towards the project from the Victorian Budget 2018/19.

“... just weeks ago, we announced further funding to upgrade the Mordialloc Bypass to a freeway standard and now we’ve shortlisted contractors to tender for this exciting project,” Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson said.

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Source: Premier of Victoria, VIC Roads

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.