M1 upgrade contract awarded

The construction contract to upgrade an intersection along the M1 Pacific Motorway in NSW has been awarded.

Georgiou Group has been contracted to upgrade the intersection at Weakleys Drive and John Renshaw Drive, which is one of three projects on the M1 Pacific Motorway forming part of an overall $391.6 million package, to provide a safer and more reliable motorway for all motorists.

Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities, Paul Fletcher, said, “This project will expand traffic capacity by replacing the existing roundabout with traffic lights and increasing the number of lanes.”

New South Wales Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, the Central Coast and the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said the remaining projects — Kariong to Somersby and Tuggerah to Doyalson — were progressing well.

“In December 2017, the construction contract for the Kariong to Somersby upgrade was awarded with works set to begin early in 2018, while work is getting underway on a third northbound lane as part of the Tuggerah to Doyalson upgrade, which is due for completion in 2020,” Mr MacDonald said.

New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey, said she was looking forward to the completion of the broader M1 Pacific Motorway upgrade.

“This section of road supports a huge volume of freight traffic, and we can expect freight movements to grow between the Central and North coasts in coming years.”

Work is expected to be complete by 2019.  

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