Tue 16 Dec 2014

Projects to flow for Civil Contractors

Works are underway on Midland Highway, as part of the federally provided $500 million upgrade program that will be rolled out over the next five years, said Mr. Cook.

All projects have been awarded to long standing and respected Tasmanian civil contractors who have invested heavily within the state over many years.

Mr. Cook said “The Liberal Government’s Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding has listened and has worked with the Civil Contractors Federation to release projects as soon as possible”

“The Department of State Growth has also listening to us and have fast tracked projects for the needs of civil contractors. A further six contracts have been awarded and take in the priority safety improvement needs of the Midlands Highway. These contracts, along with other previously released contracts, others in that last stages of determining award will assist civil contractors and provide for economic flow on benefit to manufacturers and suppliers.

“Works on the Midlands Highway are expected to continue until April 2015 and we would ask members of the travelling public to obey any erected signage to ensure a safe work place for our members.
We need to remind ourselves that the upgrades are being implemented to enhance safety along the Midlands Highway corridor for the travelling public”
The sites to look out for in your travels;

• $4.4 million South of Kempton road widening over 3km to install safety barrier – Hazell Bros Group
• $4.3 million South of Spring Hill road widening over 3km to install safety barrier- Hazell Bros Group
• $3.4 million North of Spring Hill road widening over 3km to install safety barrier – VEC Civil Engineering
• $1.1 million South of Tunbridge curve improvement – Shaw Contracting (AUST)
• $1.6 million Esk Main Road Junction to Conara northbound acceleration lane – Shaw Contracting (AUST)
• $1.2 million Kings Meadows Connector new roundabout to address queuing onto the Midland Highway – VEC Civil Engineering