Concrete repair products and other on-site essentials in Melbourne’s north and southeast suburbs would be more necessary, following a massive investment plan to upgrade 13 major roads in the city.
Government officials said that the $2.2 billion project represented the biggest of its kind. Companies are invited to submit bids until the end of 2018 with a winning contractor to be chosen in 2019. As early as now, interested parties should include reasonably priced concrete repair products in drafting a proposal.
The state plans to upgrade major highways in the city’s suburbs to ease congestion. The development plan may take around five years before completion. The projects in the northern suburbs comprise the Sunbury Road, Craigieburn Road, Epping Road, Childs Road, and the Bridge Inn Road in Doreen.
In Cranbourne, certain improvements would involve increasing the lanes on the Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road from two to four. The same will apply to the Lathams Road in Seaford, aside from a bridge project over the Peninsula Link, according to Roads Minister Luke Donnellan. The other roads in the southeast suburbs include the Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road in Pakenham and the Pound Road West in Dandenong South.
Reasons for investment
Population growth served as one of the main reasons for improving major highways in the suburban part of Melbourne. During the 2016-2017 financial year, the city’s residents increased by 125,000 people that led it to become the fastest growing city in the country.
Its current population now tallies almost 5 million people. Cranbourne East in the southeast part of Melbourne ranks as the fastest growing suburb.
The planned road upgrades in Melbourne will be a boost for jobs and business. Those that plan to clinch a piece of the multi-billion investment plan should now work on a proposal with the best value for money.