$700m New England Highway bypass project tenderers shortlist announced

New England Highway Bypass

acciona, fulton hogan, john holland, New England Highway, NSW,

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Acciona, Fulton Hogan Construction and John Holland shortlisted to design and build Singleton’s biggest infrastructure project, the New England Highway bypass.

The tenderers are Acciona Constructions Australia Pty Ltd, Fulton Hogan Construction Pty Ltd and John Holland Pty Ltd.

“Acciona Constructions Australia Pty Ltd, Fulton Hogan Construction Pty Ltd and John Holland Pty Ltd are well qualified to deliver this project and provide value for money, with the contract expected to be announced in mid-2023,” says NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister Sam Farraway.

The planned bypass of Singleton would improve the movement of freight and journeys for current and future traffic demands. The Australian Government has committed $560 million, and the NSW Government is providing $140 million to deliver the bypass.  

“The bypass will remove one of the Hunter region’s most notorious bottlenecks,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.

“The eight-kilometre project will bypass five sets of traffic lights in Singleton’s CBD and remove about 15,000 vehicles a day from the town centre, ease congestion and improve safety as well as deliver time savings for thousands of motorists each day,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.

“It also delivers economic growth and will support more than 1,300 jobs during construction,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.

“The NSW Government has listened to the community, and the bypass will include a full interchange with Putty Road and a new 600-metre-long bridge at the southern connection,” says State Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell.

Early work on the project is scheduled to start in late 2022, weather permitting, and the bypass is expected to open to traffic in late 2026. 

Source: © Transport for NSW 2022

Image source: © Transport for NSW 2022

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