Contractors locked in for the new M1 Pacific Motorway Extension to Raymond Terrace

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John Holland/Gamuda Joint Venture and Seymour Whyte selected to design and build the new M1 Pacific Motorway Extension to Raymond Terrace.

John Holland/ Gamuda Joint Venture will build the 10-kilometre southern section that extends from Black Hill to Tomago, and Seymour Whyte Constructions will build the five-kilometre northern section that bypasses Heatherbrae.

“The Australian Government is partnering with states and territories across the country to deliver the projects that matter,” says Minister for Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King. 

“This project will deliver local jobs in construction while ensuring a safer, faster commute for locals,” says Minister for Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King.  

“The M1 extension to Raymond Terrace will transform travel in this region by freeing up 25,000 vehicles away from key congestion areas, saving motorists around nine minutes off their trip,” says NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister Sam Farraway. 

The project is being delivered using two collaborative design and construct contracts to ensure innovation, efficiency and value for money in bringing this extension to life.

The Australian and NSW governments are jointly funding the $2.1 billion M1 Pacific Motorway Extension to Raymond Terrace project on an 80:20 basis. 

“The M1 at Hexam is the last bottle neck on the Pacific highway between Sydney and Brisbane. This critical work will ensure thousands of vehicles keep moving, not only North/South but also locals travelling back and forth from Maitland and Newcastle,” says Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson. 

“This is an exciting time for the Hunter and NSW as this project, together with the Coffs Harbour bypass, will provide the remaining major upgrades to complete a free-flowing route between Sydney and Brisbane with no traffic lights, making getting from A to B easier for motorists,” says NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister Sam Farraway. 

“The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is securing a brighter future for NSW families by investing in infrastructure that matters to make daily life easier,” says NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister Sam Farraway. 

“Once this is in place we can hit the ground running, as early works are on schedule and major construction is on track to fire up by mid-next year,” says State Member for the Upper Hunter Dave Layzell. 

The extension is expected to be open to traffic in mid-2028.  

Click here to find more updates and information of the M1 extension.  

Source: © Transport for NSW 2023

Image source: © NSW Government 2023

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