Following the Expressions of Interest process, the New South Wales Government has shortlisted three contenders for the Warringah Freeway upgrade.
The successful applicants that will be invited to tender in the coming weeks are:
- CPB Contractors
- John Holland – Seymour Whyte joint venture
- Warringah Linx (Acciona, Fulton Hogan, Georgiou joint venture)
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the project will provide connections to the future, city-shaping Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link, easing pressure on the Anzac Bridge, Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Sydney Harbour Bridge and beyond.
“Together this program of work is expected to provide a massive boost to our economy, supporting around 15,000 full-time equivalent jobs,” the spokesperson said.
“Importantly, we’ll improve public transport links with a continuous dedicated bus lane onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and provide around 2.5km of new and upgraded cycleways and pedestrian paths.
“The work on the Warringah Freeway will help make around 4km of this vital road corridor safer, faster and better integrated with public transport networks including bus routes and the new Sydney Metro station, Victoria Cross, in North Sydney.
“More than just a road upgrade, this will transform the way thousands of people travel around our city every day by easing congestion and streamlining one of the state’s busiest roads.
“We’re planning to make it easier and simpler to travel along the Warringah Freeway, reducing merging and improving safety for thousands of motorists every day.
“Deciding on the right construction contractor for this job is an important part of this process.”
Pending project approval, early work is expected to commence in 2021.