Two tenderers have been shortlisted for the design and construction of the $400 million Ipswich Motorway Upgrade from Rocklea to Darra Stage 1 and the contract is expected to be awarded in the coming months.
According to Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher, two shortlisted tenderers – BMD Constructions Pty Ltd and John Holland Queensland Pty Ltd Joint Venture; and Bielby Hull Albem Joint Venture – are contending for the contract.
“The outcome will deliver a value-for-money solution for upgrading the three-kilometre section of the motorway between Granard Road and Oxley Road from four to six lanes.
“On completion the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade from Rocklea to Darra will provide safer, quicker and more reliable journeys for motorists and improve national and local freight movements,” the Minister said.
Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey stated that the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade is one of the most significant road projects in South East Queensland.
“This upgrade is part of our broader strategy to improve transport networks, and supports the expansion of the existing Acacia Ridge freight intermodal terminal and further plans to develop the Western Corridor between Brisbane and Ipswich,” Mr Bailey said.
Mr Bailey also said that the upgrade will support approximately 470 jobs over the life of the project.
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Source: Queensland Government