ACCIONA awarded $120m contract for the Majors Road Interchange Project

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ACCIONA Construction Australia has been awarded a $120m contract to design and construct the Majors Road Interchange Project in Adelaide, South Australia

Momentum continues to build for the Australian and South Australian governments’ jointly funded Majors Road Interchange Project.

ACCIONA Construction Australia has been awarded the contract to design and construct the project.

The $120 million project involves the construction of new on/off-ramps for the Southern Expressway at Majors Road, with each government committing $60 million.

Adelaide southern suburbs environmental group Friends of Glenthorne will also have a new home to support its conservation and re-vegetation activities.

The project team has worked closely with the Friends of Glenthorne, a local volunteer group, to improve environmental outcomes for Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta both during and after the construction of the interchange.

“The Australian Government is jointly funding the Majors Road interchange project to ensure smoother and safer traffic flow,” says Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King.

“This project will provide commuters in Adelaide’s southern suburbs with better access to the Southern Expressway, while providing all commuters improved access to Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta, the Sam Willoughby,” says Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King.

As a result of this collaboration, a new plant nursery and garden area will be funded and built.

The nursery will assist with the project’s vegetation offset requirements and continue to support the Friends of Glenthorne’s conservation and re-vegetation activities into the future.

“While the current project design of the Majors Road Interchange ensures no impact to significant vegetation and minimal impact to the Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta as a whole, we are working to give back to the environment,” says SA Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Tom Koutsantonis.

“This is a great example of how major infrastructure projects can take a collaborative approach to improve outcomes for local communities and the environment,” says SA Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Tom Koutsantonis.

The nursery will be located in the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) SA’s Majors Road premises, adjacent the project site facilities, with construction expected to be completed by early 2024.

The nursery will be operated and maintained by Friends of Glenthorne, in collaboration with RDA SA.

“The contract award is the next critical step in delivering this project, which will benefit drivers of the more than 13,000 vehicles who use Majors Road each day, a number that is expected to grow with the easier access to sports facilities and Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta,” says Federal Member for Kingston Amanda Rishworth.

“The project will also benefit the 74,000 vehicles using the Southern Expressway between Darlington and the Reynella Interchange each day,” says Federal Member for Kingston Amanda Rishworth.

Major construction on the Majors Road Interchange Project is expected to begin in the last quarter of 2023 and final project completion is expected at the end of 2025.

The project is expected to support approximately 245 full-time-equivalent jobs per year over the construction period.

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