Downer EDI Limited (Downer) has been awarded a road maintenance contract by the Department of Transport in Victoria valued at an estimated $490 million.

The contract begins in February 2023, and Downer will provide routine maintenance, planned maintenance, rectification, emergency response services, and contribute to the state's net zero emissions by 2050 target.

The contract covers 8,500 lane kilometres of road in the Hume region, from Mitchell Shire near Melbourne to the north-east corner of the state.

Downer CEO, Grant Fenn, said this new contract will extend its strong partnership with the Department of Transport.

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