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ACCIONA, in partnership with MACA Civil and designers AECOM, has been selected to design and construct the M80 Ring Road Completion.
ACCIONA, in partnership with MACA Civil and designers AECOM, has been selected to design and construct the M80 Ring Road Completion, delivering a major upgrade between Plenty Road and the new North East Link tunnel entrance at Watsonia in Melbourne’s north east.
The project will involve a massive upgrade of the M80 Ring Road including new lanes and smart technology, providing a seamless connection to North East Link and removing 19,000 cars and trucks off Greensborough Road a day.
ACCIONA CEO Australia & New Zealand, Bede Noonan, said, “ACCIONA has been delivering sustainable infrastructure solutions across Australia for over 100 years and it is our privilege to continue to do so. We are proud to be working alongside MACA Civil and AECOM to deliver such a significant project for Victoria, one that will positively impact the state for future generations.”
Thiess Group Executive Australia West and MACA CEO David Greig said, “This is a significant project opportunity for the MACA Civil business since we joined the Thiess Group last year, and we are proud to be joining the State Government, ACCIONA and AECOM in delivering this vital infrastructure project for Victoria, that will improve safety and reduce travel times for our community.”
Mark McManamny, Chief Executive, Australia and New Zealand at AECOM, said, “We’re excited to be delivering this transformative project that will change how people move around Melbourne and deliver positive outcomes for communities and the environment. Together with the State Government, ACCIONA, and MACA Civil, our technical specialists will draw on our deep experience in complex programs to deliver this city-shaping project that will leave a positive legacy for decades to come.”
The project comprises the design and construction of the M80 Ring Road between Plenty Road and the new North East Link tunnel entrance at Watsonia. Works include 14km of new lanes, separation of local roads from the freeways, almost 2 million cubic metres of earthworks, retaining walls, bridge structures, rail interface works, intelligent transport systems, urban design and landscaping.
The project will deliver new lanes, smart technology, a seamless interchange with North East Link and the Greensborough Bypass, improved walking and cycling connections, along with more than 4,000 trees planted.
ACCIONA is a global leader in sustainable infrastructure solutions. In Australia, ACCIONA has evolved from a rich history of local companies who have delivered complex, sustainable, and iconic projects across this country for over 100 years. With a business that spans the entire value chain, from design and construction through to operation and maintenance, they combine deep Australian knowledge with global experience.