Chandler Highway Upgrade
The Chandler Highway is an important north south link connecting Melbourne's inner eastern and northern suburbs. It is a critical road, public transport, cyclist and pedestrian route that spans between Princess Street in Kew and Heidelberg Road in Alphington. It serves as the only connection both crossing the Yarra River and connecting to the Eastern Freeway for all transport modes in the local area.
With approximately 44,000 vehicles (including 2,000 heavy vehicles) travelling over it each day, the Chandler Highway is operating above its capacity for extended periods resulting in significant delays and congestion. These delays impact on both local traffic movements and indirectly the Principal Freight Network on the Eastern Freeway, which can experience delays due to queuing along the Chandler Highway exit. The Chandler Highway is also part of Melbourne's Principal Bicycle Network and Melbourne's Principal Bus Network.
In May 2015, the Victorian Government committed $110 million towards the Chandler Highway Upgrade Project. On 27 January 2016, the Victorian Government announced that it would proceed with the preferred option of a six-lane bridge to the west of the existing Chandler Highway Bridge.
The objective of the Chandler Highway Upgrade Project (the Project) is to:
- improve transport network efficiency, ease congestion and remove the bottleneck across the Yarra River
- create a more active and inclusive community;
- improve road safety and access for cyclists and pedestrians; and
- avoid major remedial/strengthening works to the existing bridge.
The Project consists of the following elements:
- widening Chandler Highway to 6 lanes between the Eastern Freeway outbound exit ramp and Heidelberg Road;
- a new six lane bridge over the Yarra River to the west of the existing bridge;
- intersection improvements along the project length of Chandler Highway at the Eastern Freeway exit ramp intersections, Yarra Boulevard and Heidelberg Road; and
- upgraded pedestrian and cyclist facilities, including a newly constructed Shared User Path, which will incorporate the existing bridge and improved connections to existing trails including the Yarra River Trail and the Main Yarra Trail.
The minimum level of local content set for this project is 92%.
This Project is currently out to Tender with Construction planned to begin in early 2017.
HOW TO REGISTER AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
- Work Packages currently available to submit an EOI for are listed below.
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- This is an initial, generic EOI submission only. All companies who submit an EOI will be included in information presented to potential bidders for this project.
- Bidders for this project will be provided with your detailed company profile outlining capabilities to supply into the project. It will then be the responsibility of the bidder to make direct contact with the company.
- As ICN Victoria becomes engaged on individual Work Packages of the 'Chandler Highway Upgrade', project specific EOIs may need to be submitted
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