SRG Civil and Georgiou Group have been awarded a $43.4 million contract with the NSW Roads and Maritime Services for the construction of the Bolivia Hill Upgrade Project.
It will be delivered under Georgiou SRG Joint Venture in a 50/50 partnership.
“This upgrade is a step closer to becoming a reality and improving safety for locals and visitors by building a new bridge on the New England Highway at Bolivia Hill with wider lanes and road shoulders,” said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack.
NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the highway was a vital road for the Glen Innes and Tenterfield communities as well as tourists and freight trucks.
“The New England Highway is an important freight corridor and serves as an alternative to the Pacific Highway. By investing in this project motorists will enjoy a more efficient and safer journey,” Ms Pavey said.
Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said construction would soon be underway on the crash hotspot.
“This is a great local project which once complete will change and save lives,” Mr Joyce said.
NSW Member for Lismore Thomas George said the upgrade would take around two years to complete, weather permitting.
“The community will be kept informed about when work is expected to start on the upgrade over coming months,” Mr George said.
The project is jointly funded with the Federal Government committing $55 million and the NSW Government committing $25 million.
Construction is due for completion in 2020, weather permitting.