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$30m M5 Motorway upgrade in NSW one step closer to construction


Posted by Monica Gameng

The $30 million M5 South West Motorway upgrade at Riverwood in New South Wales is one step closer to construction, with geotechnical investigations to commence later this month and will take up to six weeks to complete.

“The $30 million upgrade, announced mid-last year, will help better link Sydney’s fastest-growing suburbs to the city centre.

“The upgrade will help improve the lives of the thousands of motorists who use the road every day and allow them to spend more time at home with their families rather than stuck in traffic,” said Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher.

According to Federal Member for Banks David Coleman, the upgrade will feature new east-facing ramps at Belmore Road which will allow for a quicker entry and exit. The project will also include improved access to Sydney’s CBD.

“The project is expected to improve access and reduce motorists travelling times, reduce congestion and increase capacity on the M5,” Mr Coleman said.

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said that after geotechnical investigations are completed, a review of environmental factors will be prepared and then presented for community feedback late in 2017.

The M5 South West Motorway upgrade is jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales Governments on a 50:50 basis.

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Source: Minister for Urban Infrastructure

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.