Pound Road West upgrade won by Seymour Whyte
The $135 million project will relieve traffic pressure by connecting South Gippsland Highway to Abbotts Road at Dandenong South. The scope of the project also includes improving access to Dandenong South, particularly the industrial precinct and employment hub.
The project will include:
– widening 2km of Pound Road West and Remington Drive from two to four lanes
– building a bridge over Cranbourne rail line to connect Pound Road West and Remington Drive
– upgrades to four intersections, including shared walking and cycling paths
– strengthening the bridge over the Cranbourne and Pakenham rail line at Frankston–Dandenong Road
Seymour Whyte’s General Manager for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, Courtney Hoops said value engineering and sustainability are a key focus on this project. Mr Hoops said, “The project is targeting an ‘Excellent’ sustainability rating for project design and as-built assessment, from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) – Australia’s peak industry body for advancing sustainability outcomes in infrastructure.”
Construction starts in October 2021 and will take two years.