Clem Jones Tunnel (North-South Bypass Tunnel)

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RiverCity Motorway
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Project dates
Sep 2006 - 2010
Contract type
Design and construct (Joint Venture)
$2.09 billion, Leighton Contractor's share was $1.04 billion (at 30 June 2009)
Group Company
CPB Contractors
Project details

CPB Contractors, along with partners Baulderstone Hornibrook, Bilfinger Berger Concessions and ABN AMRO Australia formed the RiverCity Mortorway Consortium (RCM). The consortium was responsible for finance, design, building and operating Brisbane's first privately financed toll road, the Clem Jones Tunnel, also know as the North-South Bypass Tunnel (NSBT).

CPB Contractors held a fifty percent partnership with Baulderstone Hornibrook/Bilfinger Berger Civil in the design and construct role, and then with Leighton Services and Bilfinger Berger Services Australia to maintain the Clem Jones Tunnel throughout the 45 year concession period.

The project is 6.8km from end to end, and comprises 4.7km of tunnels linking the Inner City Bypass and Lutwyche Road in the north with Shafston Avenue, Ipswich Road and the South East Freeway in the south. 

The purpose of the project is to reduce traffic congestion in Brisbane and deficiencies in the Brisbane's urban road network.

ACAA logo The Clem Jones Tunnel (CLEM7) was a 2011 Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA) finalist. The ACAA is the Australian construction industry's most prestigious accolade.
AEEA-logo The Clem Jones Tunnel project was a 2011 Excellence Award Winner at the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards.
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