4 February 2018

BMD hop back to Kangaroo Island for key road upgrade project

BMD is set to return to Kangaroo Island following the award of a road resheeting upgrade project for long-term client, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI). BMD was awarded the project in a project management contract administration (PMCA) capacity, the first time DPTI has conducted this construction model with a civil contractor. The project’s scope involves upgrading existing roads at two major locations on the island, the first being a 19 kilometre section of the Rowland Hill Highway which includes raising 93,000 tonnes of material from a local property’s borrow pit. Once upgraded, the highway will be used as a major freight route to Penneshaw where the island’s ferry docks. The resheeting of Rowland Hill Highway also involves the upgrade of 26 culverts, as well as the realignment of two intersections to improve safety for motorists. The second part of the project involves upgrading a 5 kilometre section of the frequently used tourist route, North Coast Road, with the upgrade running west from Stokes Bay. The upgrade involves using 17,000 tonnes of pre-raised material during construction and the project team will upgrade six culverts as part of the works. As a PMCA contract, BMD will provide project management for the works as a representative of the client. BMD is committed to supporting the communities in which we operate, and this project will see the engagement of local Kangaroo Island suppliers and subcontractors to complete the road upgrade works, aiding in the development of local industry and job creation for the community. The project is expected to begin in February and will be completed late 2018, weather permitting. BMD is excited to have the opportunity to deliver another key infrastructure upgrade to beautiful Kangaroo Island, having recently completed the successful upgrade of the runway at Kangaroo Island (Kingscote) Airport. With a strong portfolio of projects in some of the country’s most iconic locations, BMD is seeking a wide range of construction personnel to help deliver important infrastructure upgrades such as this one. To build a career with BMD, check out our available positions.

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