The New South Wales Government has announced the successful tenderer for construction of the mainline tunnel of the M4-M5 Link on WestConnex.
The LSB Joint Venture, comprising Lendlease Engineering, Samsung C&T Corporation and Bouygues Construction will undertake the works.
The mainline tunnel will include up to 7.5km kilometres of twin tunnels, associated ramps and supporting operational facilities.
Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said the announcement is a major milestone for WestConnex.
“This is the crucial final piece of this transformational infrastructure project. WestConnex is delivering a skills legacy, with more than 10,000 direct and indirect jobs created over the life of the project,” Mr. Fletcher said.
WestConnex Minister Stuart Ayres said the project will help thousands of motorists everyday by easing congestion on M4, M5 and Parramatta Road.
“The M4-M5 Link is the most important stage of WestConnex, providing a vital connection between two of Sydney’s busiest motorways. We are linking the New M4 at Haberfield with the New M5 at St Peters, creating a western bypass of the CBD.”
Work on the M4-M5 link is expected to get underway later this year.