Seymour Whyte Constructions and Turnbull Engineering awarded contract for major upgrade on Mulgoa Road in NSW, with works to begin in early 2023.
A major upgrade of Mulgoa Road is motoring ahead with the contract awarded to Seymour Whyte Constructions and Turnbull Engineering.
Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward said the milestone would allow work to begin between Jeanette Street and Blaikie Road at Jamisontown.
The Mulgoa Road Alliance’ will deliver improvements to road safety and the M4 exit ramps, as part of the Mulgoa Road stage 1 upgrade between Jeanette Street to Blaikie Road in Penrith, New South Wales.
“Mulgoa Road is already one of Western Sydney’s key arterial routes with 52,000 car movements every day, which is why we’re making these important upgrades to ensure it keeps pace with the region’s growth,” says Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward.
Mulgoa Road – the main access route from Penrith to the M4 Motorway in Sydney’s west – will undergo a major enhancement as part of a 6.5-kilometre road corridor upgrade to connect the Penrith community, including its central business district, with other parts of the greater Sydney.
Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said the upgrade would support the region’s future economic growth through an improved connection to the M4 Motorway and increased productivity.
“Mulgoa Road will be widened from two to three lanes in either direction, which will ease congestion along with upgraded intersections, including at the M4 Motorway,” says Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres.
“I’m excited to see early works begin with the appointment of a contractor, ahead of major work next year,” says Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres.
“We are immensely proud to have formed another Alliance with Transport for New South Wales to deliver public infrastructure through a more effective and collaborative contract management,” says Seymour Whyte Chief Operating Officer Steve Lambert,” says Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres.
“Three sections of Mulgoa Road are also progressing to a final design; around 850 metres between Glenmore Parkway and Jeanette Street, about 1.2 kilometres between Blaikie Road and Jamison Road and a further kilometre between Jamison and Union Roads,” says Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies.
The Mulgoa Road upgrade is jointly funded by the NSW and Federal Governments and is part of a broader plan to improve important connectivity across the Penrith area.
This project complements work the NSW Government has undertaken around the Jane Street intersection and the upgrades completed along The Northern Road.
Steve Lambert, Seymour Whyte’s Chief Operating Officer, said that this agreement strengthens Seymour Whyte’s position as an innovative alliance partner and key contractor to Transport for New South Wales.
“We are confident that this collaborative approach between the public and private sector is the best way to deliver these types of complex programs of work by bringing together the designer, constructor and client into one organisation, ensuring a reliable approach to delivery,” says Seymour Whyte Chief Operating Officer Steve Lambert.
Lessons learned from the delivery of previous TfNSW brownfield projects helped shape the new contract, incorporating best practices and recognised sustainable industry outcomes.
Greg Anderson, Alliance Manager, said he was looking forward to working with local communities and partners on this complex brownfield project.
Mr Anderson said, “Managing congestion and delays along Mulgoa Road during construction is a key focus for the team, as is improving the road capacity to cater for population and employment growth.”
“The planned widening and upgrade to Mulgoa Road will positively impact the local community – with the inclusion of public and active transport infrastructure to improve traffic flow and road safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists,” says Seymour Whyte Alliance Manager Greg Anderson.
“The project also incorporates several environment and sustainability initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through smart design and procurement principles,” says Seymour Whyte Alliance Manager Greg Anderson.
Mr Anderson said that he was looking forward to continuing our relationship with TfNSW, Turnbull Engineering, suppliers, and the local community over the life of this contract and beyond.
Key benefits of project works include:
- Improving road capacity to cater for population and employment growth
- Reducing congestion and travel times
- Improving road safety for all users
- Providing safe and effective pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, and better access to public transport
- Improving the urban design and visual aspects of the road corridor.
Construction work starts in early 2023 and will be completed in 2026.
Image source: © Seymour Whyte
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