An artist's impression of the new Dohertys Road bridge over the Princes Freeway in Laverton North

For the west: Western Roads Upgrade work underway

Published 12 June 2018

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA: Work on the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade is underway with an event today marking the start of major construction.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan joined Plenary Managing Director of Origination Damien Augustinus and WBHO Infrastructure Managing Director Peter Ryan on site in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

The project is the State of Victoria’s largest single investment in arterial roads to date, comprising high-priority road upgrades with a comprehensive 20-year maintenance program covering more than 260 kilometres of road.

The section of Dohertys Road in Laverton North is the first of eight main capital works projects that will be competed across Melbourne’s west by mid-2020.

It carries more than 20,000 vehicles every day, connecting nearby industrial areas to key freight routes, nearby freeways and the Port of Melbourne.

The project includes intersection and bicycle path upgrades, an additional lane in each direction, and a second bridge over the Princes Freeway, transforming this key industrial route and improving journey times for all road users.

Plenary is the financial arranger, joint project sponsor and joint SPV manager for the project, part of the Netflow consortium – also comprising Cintra as joint project sponsor and SPV manager, WBHO Infrastructure as design and construction lead, and the Amey Broadspectrum joint venture as services contractor – contracted by the Victorian Government to design, build, finance and maintain the project for 20 years after the capital works are completed.

For more information on the Western Roads Upgrade visit the Major Road Projects Authority project page.

View the Victorian Government media release.

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