Vinci JV wins $1.09bn Sydney Gateway motorway contract in Australia

WCN Editorial Team 6 Nov 2020 OCEANIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Seymour Whyte, a subsidiary of Vinci, in a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with John Holland, has secured a contract worth A$1.5bn ($1.09bn) for Sydney Gateway motorway in Australia.

Upon completion, the Sydney Gateway motorway project will provide a high capacity connection from the Sydney Airport and Port Botany to the new WestConnex St Peters Interchange.

The Sydney Gateway project is designed to provide toll-free connections to Sydney Airport’s Domestic and International terminals.

Seymour Whyte managing director and CEO John Kirkwood said: “We are delighted to continue our working relationship with John Holland and the NSW Government, and to be awarded the Sydney Gateway contract to improve connectivity for motorists and active transport users."

Under the contract, the JV will construct 5km of new and upgraded roads, as well as an interchange connection and 19 bridges.

The work will also include the construction of a dedicated flyover to the airport terminals, and pathways for cyclists and pedestrians.

The project is estimated to create approximately 4,000 jobs in the region.

Additionally, Vinci Construction’s subsidiary Freyssinet is appointed to provide technical bridge-launching expertise for the project.

Sydney Gateway project is estimated to create a new route for nearly 10,000 trucks a day and will divert trucks from local streets in Mascot by providing an alternative route, reduce travel times as well as congestion.

John Holland CEO Joe Barr said: "This is a transformative project for Sydney, cutting up to 40 minutes of travel time for motorists from Parramatta to the Airport, returning local roads to local communities."

"We are proud to be trusted with this project and will draw upon our experience delivering the New M4 East to ensure this motorway meets the expectations of commuters and communities. We are excited to be improving pedestrian and cycling links as part of this project, enhancing community space while delivering this vital motorway link."

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Sydney Gateway will provide a connection from the Sydney Airport and Port Botany to the new WestConnex St Peters Interchange. (Credit: VINCI.)

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