GHD and Arcadis, in a joint venture, have been awarded a project delivery partner contract with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to deliver the next phase of the Easing Sydney’s Congestion (ESC) program.
The ESC program will deliver targeted improvements across Sydney’s Road network, with a focus on reducing congestion through intersection improvements, smart technology, and assisting program delivery across Sydney.
Key initiatives under the ESC program include the delivery of the M4 Smart Motorway, the Parramatta Congestion Improvement Program and accelerated Pinch Point and Clearways Programs. Each of these projects will reduce congestion and traffic delays in local governments areas.
As part of the Parramatta Congestion Improvement Program, the NSW Government has committed $30 million to reduce congestion around the local government area by upgrading key intersections that access the Parramatta CBD.
The Pinch Point Program aims to reduce traffic delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s major roads. The Sydney Clearways program will reduce congestion and delays on Sydney’s roads by installing new and extended clearways.
Over the next five years the joint venture will provide design and technical services to address some of Sydney’s biggest traffic issues.
Rebecca Want, GHD’s Transport Market Leader for Sydney said the joint venture aims to have a sustainable approach to the projects delivery, assisting the NSW Government to achieve its goal of 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions for NSW by 2030.
“We not only want to leave behind a legacy of improved road user experience, though the delivery of this program we also want to contribute to a more sustainable workforce for decades to come,” Want said.
Arcadis’ Business Area Director of Mobility, Belinda Virant, said Arcadis looked forward to contributing its expertise to a project that would improve the quality of life for Sydney residents.
“We’re excited by the opportunity to apply Arcadis’ core capabilities in strategic design, sustainability and digital solutions, in partnership with GHD, to deliver on the Government’s objectives,’ Virant said.
For more information on each of the projects under the ESC program, click here.