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Shortlist announced for Western Sydney road projects

A suite of Western Sydney road projects is progressing to the next stage, with shortlisted contractors named on three major projects.

A suite of Western Sydney road projects is progressing to the next stage, with shortlisted contractors named on three major projects.A suite of Western Sydney road projects is progressing to the next stage, with shortlisted contractors named on three major projects.

The road projects include the Northern Road upgrade between Peter Brock Drive and Mersey Road, the Northern and Bringelly roads interchange and the Bringelly Road upgrade between King Street and the Northern Road at Bringelly as one project. The overall project comes under the Australian and New South Wales governments’ Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan.

A CPB BMD Joint Venture, Fulton Hogan Seymour Whyte Joint Venture and Lend Lease Engineering Pty Ltd are the three companies shortlisted to submit a detailed tender for consideration for the projects.

Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher said in a statement that the decision to build the three upgrades as a single project would benefit residents.

“The projects will be delivered together to ensure a coordinated approach to construction and to help reduce the impact on local residents and traffic while work is carried out,” said Mr. Fletcher.

“The resulting time and cost savings will help accelerate delivery of these vital projects, while also creating new job opportunities for residents.

“These projects are a key part of the Australian and New South Wales governments’ $3.6 billion plan to provide essential road improvements for one of Australia’s fastest growing regions before the planned Western Sydney Airport opens in the mid-2020s.”

Both the Northern Road and Bringelly Road will be widened to four lanes, with capacity for six lanes in the future.

The Bringelly and Northern Road interchange will include a new underpass to separate vehicles travelling on the Northern Road and Bringelly Road.

Once tenders are received, Roads and Maritime Services will assess the proposals.

Construction is expected to begin in mid-2017 and the upgrade is expected to be complete and pen to traffic at the end of 2019.

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