Contract awarded for M4 Smart Motorway project

The $170 million contract for Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the M4 Smart Motorway in NSW has been awarded to construction company Seymour Whyte.

Funded by the NSW Government, the project aims to introduce technologies to monitor traffic conditions, manage congestion and respond to incidents in real time.The $170 million contract for Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the M4 Smart Motorway in NSW has been awarded to construction company Seymour Whyte.

Variable message signs, traffic sensors, CCTV and speed and lane signage will be installed as part of the project from Penrith and Parramatta.

Each stage of the project will include realignment, extension, widening of ramps and installation of ram control signs. Maintenance bays, vehicle detection loops and upgrades to existing power and communications infrastructure is also planned to be installed.

Seymour Whyte Regional Manager – Southern Steve Lambert said building the state’s first smart motorway is an exciting prospect.

“We’ll be introducing intelligent technology to Sydney’s roads, and motorists travelling on the M4 will experience a safer, more reliable journey once we’ve finished,” he said.

Preliminary works are underway with major construction planned to begin in July. The project is due for completion in 2020 and will be delivered in five stages.

For more information, visit: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-west/m4/index.html


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