EOI For Hoddle Street Upgrade Open Until 8 June 2016

EOI For Hoddle Street Upgrade Open Until 8 June 2016

Victoria Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan

Kicking Off The Hoddle Street Upgrade

Victor P Taffa

Design for the future of Hoddle Street is out to market this week, which will give 330,000 motorists and public transport users a more reliable journey each day.

Expressions Of Interest (EOI) is called for by the Andrews Government from qualified design consultants to progress the $60 Million Streamlining Hoddle Street project.

“Hoddle Street is heavily congested and work can’t wait. 330,000 people use the Hoddle Street corridor every day and we’re fixing it.” Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan said.

“Hoddle Street is a vital link and a key connection to the CBD; this upgrade will improve travel times and make it safer for pedestrians and motorists.”

The winning proponent will have an ability to successfully meet the needs of competing travel modes including motorists, public transport, pedestrians and cyclists all in a congested and urban area.

Streamlining Hoddle Street project will use new intersection configurations to improve travel times for all transport modes and provide a safer travel experience.

Four intersections of Swan Street, Brunton Avenue, Johnston Street and the Eastern Freeway will be upgraded as part of the project.

Continuous flow intersection at Swan Street will require an innovative design team willing to table new ideas and think outside the square to tackle the challenges of this significantly congested part of the network.

Swan Street intersection will balance the movement of large volumes of people during peak travel periods and ensuring the gateway to Melbourne’s premier events precinct is a safe, accessible and purpose built destination, will be critical to the success of the project.

“We’ll be speaking to the community throughout the life of the project so we can ensure that our solutions meet their needs and Melbourne’s wider transport network.” Mr. Donnellan said.

Expressions of Interest for companies to undertake the design will open on 25 May 2016 and will close on 8 June 2016.

A separate Expressions of Interest process for a company to construct the project will open in late 2016, with the construction contract due to be awarded in early 2017. Construction will begin at Swan Street in mid-2017, with completion of the full intersection upgrades expected in mid 2019.