CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors has been selected by the South Australian Government to deliver the next stage of the Augusta Highway Duplication - Port Wakefield to Lochiel.
Funded by the Australian and South Australian governments, the contract will generate revenue of approximately $132 million to CPB Contractors and is to be delivered under the Port Wakefield to Port Augusta Alliance with the Department for Transport and Infrastructure, Aurecon Australasia and GHD.
CIMIC Group Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Juan Santamaria said: “CPB Contractors is highly experienced in delivering road projects across Australia. Under the Alliance, we will work with the local community to ensure the project delivers important safety and efficiency gains with a minimum of disruption to road users.”
CPB Contractors Managing Director Jason Spears said: “We will work closely with the South Australian Department for Infrastructure and Transport to safely deliver this important upgrade. Drawing on the local knowledge acquired in delivering the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication Project, we will ensure that economic, employment and training opportunities for the local regional communities are maximised.”
The project duplicates the existing Augusta Highway with a new two-lane carriageway, and intersection/junction treatments, between the intersection of the Port Wakefield Highway, Copper Coast Highway and Augusta Highway, and the township of Lochiel.
The duplication will improve road safety, route reliability and network resilience of the Augusta Highway, while reducing travel times and improving access for high productivity vehicles.
Work will commence in 2022 and is scheduled to be completed in 2023.