Consultant completes work on 39km Eastlink motorway in Melbourne

Consultant Davis Langdon has completed work on Australia’s largest PPP project ahead of schedule.

The firm was a key member of the independent review team along with SKM and Maunsell Australia on the 39km Eastlink motorway in Melbourne.

The motorway features what officials call "breakthrough" urban design initiatives as well as the first application of a new joint-sealing system on noise-wall panels.

24 mile Eastlink motorway in Melbourne
Credit: SEITA and Heavenly Pictures

It was designed and constructed in three years by Thiess John Holland, a joint venture between Thiess Pty and John Holland Pty, two of Australia’s largest engineering and construction companies.

The highway crosses a 480ha park-like setting containing extensive pedestrian and bicycle trails and public art.

Along with 3.5 million plantings, the highway includes 88 bridges, 13 toll sections and 17 interchanges. It will carry an estimated 200,000 vehicles a day.