EastLink Project (Mitcham-Frankston Freeway)

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ConnectEast Pty Ltd
Project dates
Nov 2004 - June 2008
Contract type
Design and construct (Joint Venture)
$2.64 billion, Thiess' share was $1.32 billion and John Holland's share was $1.32 billion (at 31 December 2007)
Group Company
Project details

This is a joint venture project undertaken by the ConnectEast consortium with construction performed by Thiess and John Holland.
The project is Australia's largest urban road development and involved the construction of a 45 kilometre roadway of predominantly three-lane capacity, 17 interchanges, over 88 bridges and a 1.6 kilometre twin lane tunnel under Mullum Mullum Creek.

Over 35 kilometres of continuous bicycle and pedestrian paths and extensive urban design and landscaping was incorporated into the project.

As part of these works, Thiess and John Holland also constructed  the Ringwood and Dandenong Southern Bypasses. Fully integrated into the EastLink Project, these non-tolled bypasses have enhanced traffic flows and delivered the infrastructure necessary to accommodate growth in the region. The Dandenong Bypass was open to traffic ahead of schedule in December 2007.

Eastlink was delivered 5 months ahead of the contractual completion date of November 2008.

ACAA logo The Eastlink Project was the winner of the 2009 Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA). The ACAA is the Australian construction industry's most prestigious accolade.
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