The Australian Government has announced the successful contractor to undertake upgrade works on the M1 Pacific Motorway between Kariong and Somersby in New South Wales.
Fulton Hogan will deliver the works between the two interchanges – one of three upgrade projects to be carried out on the motorway under the Australian and New South Wales governments joint $391.6 million upgrade program.
Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said in a statement the $391.6 million M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrades would provide a safer and more reliable motorway for all motorists.
“The three major upgrades are being carried out between the Tuggerah and Doyalson interchanges, Kariong and Somersby interchanges and at the Weakleys Drive and John Renshaw Drive intersection,” Mr Fletcher said.
He said the works between Kariong and Somersby involves widening the motorway and upgrading three of the four ramps at the Kariong interchange to improve traffic flow and safety.
Work is expected to begin early this year and is expected to be completed in 2020.
New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said in the statement that progress is also being made on the contracts for the two remaining M1 Pacific Motorway contracts.
“Tenders for the contract to build the M1 Upgrade at the intersection of Weakleys Drive and John Renshaw Drive are also being assessed. This upgrade will involve replacing the existing roundabout with traffic lights to improve traffic flow, travel times and safety for motorists, with the successful contractor expected to be announced shortly,” she said.