Construction set to begin of M12 motorway in New South Wales

WCN Editorial Team 6 May 2022 OCEANIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Construction of a $2bn new M12 motorway connecting the Western Sydney International Airport in New South Wales (NSW) of Australia will start within months.

The contractors will deliver the first two sections of this project.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the toll-free 16km motorway would serve as an important infrastructure link, guaranteeing access to the new airport.

The premier said, “Western Sydney will be home to not just a new world-class airport, but a fantastic new motorway catering to locals and visitors from all around the world, ensuring easy and quick access.


“In addition, the M12 will also complement upgrades to local roads and a new Sydney Metro, Western Sydney Airport Link, providing improved access to cater for future growth in Western Sydney.”

“Our strong economic management means we can invest more in infrastructure and build the things that make a difference to people’s lives - this is how we’re delivering a better future for NSW families.”

The motorway will link Elizabeth Drive at Cecil Hills to The Northern Road at Luddenham with a direct way to the new Western Sydney International Nancy-Bird Walton Airport.

Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher said, “The new Western Sydney International (Nancy Bird Walton) Airport will be a game changer for the region, but just as important as delivering a world-class airport is delivering the surrounding transport connections.

“That is why the Morrison Government is investing billions of dollars in road and rail infrastructure around the airport, including $1.6 billion for the new M12, to provide seamless connections for travellers, and efficient and safe commutes for locals.”

Major construction work is planned to commence in the middle of 2022 and is expected to be completed before the new airport opens in 2026.

The M12 is a part of the $4.4bn Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan.

The project will have a shared cycleway and pedestrian paths with signs showing the local aboriginal heritage.

About 73,000 native trees will also be planted along the motorway to integrate the road into the local environment.

Seymour Whyte will construct the central section of the M12 between Cecil Park and Badgerys Creek.

CPB Georgiou Group Joint Venture will deliver the western section to The Northern Road, which includes the airport interchange and Elizabeth Drive flyover.

 

The eastern section will offer a link to Elizabeth Drive and the M7 Motorway. The procurement of this section will occur this year.
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Image: The M12 is a part of the $4.4bn Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan. Credit: Larisa Koshkina from Pixabay.

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