Member for Miranda Eleni Petinos together with Member for Heathcote Lee Evans this week announced the successful tenderer.
“Alfords Point Road is a key route in southern Sydney and provides an important crossing of the Georges River to connect New Illawarra Road and Fairford Road,” said Mr. Evans in a statement.
Roads and Maritime Services has been planning an upgrade of the road to six lanes between the Georges River and Brushwood Drive to improve traffic flow and safety. The successful contractor will now deliver the project, which includes separating north and southbound traffic with a central barrier, rebuilding the road surface, building a new truck inspection area underneath Old Illawarra Road Bridge and a breakdown bay.
“Work would also include improving pedestrian and cyclist facilities and installing noise walls near residential areas,” Mr. Evans said.
Ms. Petinos also said in the statement that the upgrade would complement work completed in 2011 to upgrade the northern approach of Alfords Point Road and the duplication of Alfords Point Bridge in 2008.
“The community will be kept informed as work on the project progresses including any changed traffic conditions,” Ms. Petinos said.
With the major building contract finalised, it is expected work on the upgrade will start in April. Early work including utility investigations and ground surveys has already started.
The upgrade is funded by the NSW Government through its Gateway to the South Pinch Point Program.