Abigroup selected as recommended tenderer for Hunter Expressway
17 September 2010
Abigroup has been announced as the recommended tenderer by the Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW (RTA) for the design and construction of the western section of the Hunter Expressway.
The design and construct contract involves the building of 27km of four lane divided highway between Kurri Kurri and Branxton, 22 bridges and four grade separated interchanges.
The work includes approximately three million cubic metres of earthworks, the treatment of two mine subsidence areas and will provide employment for over 600 people.
Abigroup’s Managing Director David Jurd said, “Abigroup is delighted to be selected by the RTA as the recommended tenderer for this landmark project which will create many local employment opportunities.
“Abigroup has a long history of delivering a range of diverse projects in the Hunter region and earlier this year we opened our new office in Beresfield. Last year we completed the nearby 23km Karuah to Bulahdelah Pacific Highway upgrade on schedule despite losing 46 weeks of the construction program due to wet weather.”
Award of the Hunter Expressway project will continue a history of F3 construction by the RTA and Abigroup, including the Wakefield, West Wallsend and Minmi sections in the Hunter in the early 90’s.
Construction of the western section of the Hunter Expressway will commence in early 2011 and is due for completion by the end of 2013.
Once complete it will form part of the new $1.65 billion 40km Hunter Expressway linking the F3 Freeway at Seahampton to the New England Highway, west of Branxton.
Artist's impressions of the new Expressway