Theiss awarded $2.25bn road contract


Theiss awarded contract for $2.25 billion M80 Ring Road Upgrade in Melbourne

Queensland construction giant Theiss has been awarded an alliance contract for the Tulla Sydney section of $2.25 billion M80 Ring Road Upgrade in Melbourne.

Two of the company’s design partners, Parsons Brinkerhoff and Hyder consulting, will join VicRoads to form the Tulla Sydney Alliance which will design, manage and deliver the works.

VicRoads has identified the 8.4 Tulla Sydney section between the Tullamarine Freeway and Sydney Road section as the highest priority of the M80 Ring Road to upgrade given its massive congestion problems.

Theiss says the improvements to this section of the road will include road works to achieve a minimum of three through lanes in each direction, upgrades to existing bridges in the area and an Intelligent Transport System (ITS).

Landscaping and urban design elements will also be included to improve amenity and driveability.

Theiss Managing Director David Saxelby says the project will benefit the Victorian public.

"Together with our alliance partners Theiss will bring the right skills, experience and innovative thinking to the Tulla Sydney Alliance to help deliver this project successfully," Saxelby says.

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