A key arterial road connecting road users to local Victorian suburbs.Bridge Inn Road Upgrade
- Project Name Bridge Inn Road Upgrade
- Client Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV)
- Location Northern suburbs of Doreen and Mernda, Melbourne, VIC
- Status Under construction
Laing O'Rourke is managing the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade, which is a key arterial road that provides a direct link for east-west travel, connecting road users to local Victorian suburbs in the Mernda and Doreen area.
The Bridge Inn Road Upgrade involves the duplication of Bridge Inn Road from two to four lanes over 3km extending from Schotters Road to 250 metres west of Yan Yean Road, and from two to six lanes over 0.5km from Plenty Road to Schotters Road.
Laing O'Rourke will manage the design and construction of Bridge Inn Road Upgrade.
The project is already seeing strong Sustainability outcomes, including:
- Tracking at 5.5% reduction in project lifecycle emissions;
- Tracking at 16% reduction in GHG impacts of construction materials;
- Forecast to spend $6.5 million on Social Procurement by project completion, exceeding target by 17%;
- Of this spend, $4.7 million is with Victorian Aboriginal businesses, a 150% increase on target.
The project will bring the following benefits to the community:
- Improved traffic flow and travel times;
- Improved access to Mernda Station;
- Enhanced connectivity to residential developments and employment opportunities in the north;
- Provide easier access to Mernda Town Centre;
- Easier and safer to walk or cycle around your local area;
- Lowered risk and severity of crashes by installing safety barriers.
With major construction well underway the project is expected to be completed by 2025.
As part of the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade in Melbourne’s north, our construction partner Laing O’Rourke has worked very closely with our new neighbours, Ivanhoe Grammar School to ensure that any disruptive works are programmed around the school curriculum and their all-important examination periods. To ensure that impacts were kept to a minimum, Laing O’Rourke adjusted their construction program to ensure that high impact works to build the new lanes in front of the school were undertaken during the school holidays, to ensure that this section of road was reopened for the commencement of the new school term. A great outcome for the school and their students, and a clear demonstration of Laing O’Rourke’s commitment to working with local stakeholders to ensure impacts are minimised as much as possible.
Reduction in project lifecycle emissions
Reduction in GHG impacts of construction materials
Forecast to spend on Social Procurement