Two joint ventures have been shortlisted to build the$7.247 billion M4-M5 Link in New South Wales, which was announced by Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for WestConnex Stuart Ayres during a visit to the new M4 site.
“With the widened M4 set to open on Saturday 15 July and tunnelling past the halfway mark on M4 East tunnels, we are moving forward with the final stage of WestConnex which will provide congestion relief for thousands of drivers a day.
“This is a Government getting on with the job of delivering the major road infrastructure drivers so desperately need,” Ms Berejiklian said.
The two joint ventures, John Holland CPB Contractors joint venture and LendLease Samsung Bouygues joint venture, were shortlisted to tender for the design and construction of the mainline tunnel between Haberfield and St Peters.
“John Holland CPB Contractors joint venture and LendLease Samsung Bouygues joint venture have been selected to tender for the M4-M5 Link which will create a non-stop underground western bypass of Sydney CBD,” Mr Ayres said.
The M4-M5 Link mainline tunnel is going to be delivered as a stand-alone project which will initially operate independently from the Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link. This set-up will allow the link to possibly open early in 2022.
“The M4-M5 Link is the most important stage of WestConnex as it will provide the vital connection between the new and upgraded M4 and M5 motorways for tens of thousands of vehicles a day and connect Port Botany, the Airport and future M6,” Mr Ayres said.
Construction on the M4-M5 Link is expected to begin in 2018, with new M4 tunnels to open to traffic in 2019.
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Source: Transport for NSW