The Australian and New South Wales Governments have awarded the construction contract to upgrade the intersection of Weakleys Drive and John Renshaw Drive on the M1.
Construction is set to begin on widening the M1 between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast, following the awarding of the project contract.
Two tunnel boring machines – 90 metres long, 15.6 metres in diameter and weighing 4000 tonnes each, have been selected to build Melbourne’s $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel.
The successful contractor will commence construction on the project next month, now expected to cost $6.7 billion – about $1.2 billion above its original estimated cost, with the Victorian Government finalising contracts on the project this week.
The West Gate Tunnel Project could worsen Melbourne’s traffic congestion, increase car dependency and should be rolled back, according to a new report from leading planning academics.