Contracts to build 118 out of the 166 bridges being constructed as part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade are now complete, following the announcement of three more successful tenderers in July.
Seymour Whyte Constructions will build bridges at 20 locations between Glenugie and Tucabia; BMD Construction will undertake bridge construction at nine locations between Tucabia and Tyndale, and the new bridge at Shark Creek; and Bielby Hull Albem will build bridges at 19 spots between Maclean and Iluka Road, along with another 12 between Trustrums Hill and Broadwater.
BGC Contracting has also been awarded a contract to undertake major works on the Tyndale to Maclean section of the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade, which is about 13 kilometres in length.
New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said new bridges were being built at 109 locations between Woolgoolga and Ballina, along with new or replacement creek crossings, underpasses and overpasses.
“Bridge building work has been contracted separately to other works in order to speed up delivery of the upgrade, which remains on track for completion by 2020. I’m pleased to see a range of experienced companies selected to deliver this latest package of bridges,” Ms. Pavey said.
The Australian and New South Wales governments are funding the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade on an 80:20 basis.