FEDERAL Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese this month announced that the construction contract for the $288 million Majura Parkway project has been awarded to Fulton Hogan, with work on the project to commence soon.
Tenders for the construction of Majura Parkway were called on 26 May 2012 and closed 31 July 2012 and seven companies made submissions to undertake the work.
The site supervision contract for the project has been awarded to Professional Engineering Services, who will oversee the construction project.
Mr Albanese said the announcement signifies the next step in this critical road infrastructure project that will deliver 11.5 kilometres of dual carriageway connecting the Federal Highway through to the Monaro Highway.
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Katy Gallagher, welcomed the news of the successful tender for the construction of the Parkway.
"Due to start in late-2012 and completed by 2016, this multimillion dollar project is the single largest road infrastructure investment in the ACT," the Chief Minister said.
Ms Gallagher said preparation for the construction of the road has already commenced, with sections of pine plantation in the Majura Valley region being cleared to make way for the road's alignment.
The project is jointly funded by the Australian and ACT Governments, both contributing $144 million each.
More information about the project is available from the Majura Parkway website at <http://www.majuraparkway.act.gov.au/>.