The Australian and New South Wales Governments have awarded the construction contract to upgrade the intersection of Weakleys Drive and John Renshaw Drive on the M1 Pacific Motorway to Georgiou Group.
Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said the project was one of three on the M1 Pacific Motorway as part of an overall $391.6 million package, jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments, to provide a safer and more reliable motorway for all motorists.
“This project will expand traffic capacity by replacing the existing roundabout with traffic lights and increasing the number of lanes,” Mr. Fletcher said.
“This will improve traffic flow, travel times and safety for all road users on one of Australia’s busiest roads.”
New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said she was looking forward to the completion of the broader M1 Pacific Motorway upgrade.
“Work is set to start over coming months and expected to be complete in 2019, weather permitting, while the two other projects in the M1 Pacific Motorway upgrade package are also progressing well,” Ms. Pavey said.
“This section of road supports a huge volume of freight traffic, and we can expect freight movements to grow between the Central and North coasts in coming years.”