Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is seeking tenders from shortlisted construction companies to upgrade the M1 Pacific Motorway at the Weakleys Drive and John Renshaw Drive intersection at Beresfield in New South Wales.
The project is one of three in the $396.1 million M1 upgrades package jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales Governments.
It involves replacing the existing roundabout with traffic lights to help improve traffic flow, safety and travel times.
New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said RMS would provide the community with details of the preferred tenderer once the contracts are finalised.
“M1 Upgrades continue to progress well with works already being carried out between the Tuggerah and Doyalson interchanges and Kariong and Somersby interchanges,” Ms. Pavey said.
“These major upgrades will improve traffic flow on one of Australia’s busiest roads and cater for predicted traffic increases and greater freight demand on the Central Coast, Hunter and North Coast.”
Tenders will close in November and work will start on the upgrade early next year. The project is expected to be completed in 2019, weather permitting.