Abigroup secures M5 West Widening Project
26 June 2012
Abigroup has secured a $315 million contract to design and construct a major upgrade to Sydney’s M5 South West Motorway, providing a new lane in each direction along a 21km section of the motorway.
The M5 West Widening Project, which is being carried out for Interlink Roads, includes the widening of the existing M5 South West Motorway from two to three lanes in each direction from Camden Valley Way, Prestons to King Georges Road, Beverly Hills.
Abigroup’s Managing Director David Jurd said, “Securing the M5 West Widening Project builds on our impressive record of delivering major road projects in the Sydney area which includes delivering the Westlink M7 and Hills M2 motorways.
“It also confirms Abigroup’s position as Australia’s premier road builder with a number of major projects currently underway around the country including the Peninsula Link motorway in Victoria, the western section of the Hunter Expressway in NSW and the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade in Queensland.”
Abigroup has been working with Interlink Roads since February 2010 on the M5 West Widening Project through an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract.
Construction work on the 30 month project will commence in 2012. At peak the project will have a workforce of approximately 230 employees.
The project will be carried out in stages and the Motorway will remain operational throughout the construction period. Most of the extra lanes will be constructed in the central reservation of the existing Motorway.
The M5 is an integral part of the Sydney Orbital Network connecting Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne via the National Highway Network. It is also the main route between Port Botany, Sydney Airport and south west Sydney.
The project is designed to better manage current and future traffic flows, minimise traffic congestion and reduce the use of local road networks.