Seymour Whyte Constructions has won a $180 million contract to widen a stretch of Queensland's M1 Motorway.
The project will involve widening a stretch of the motorway between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast.
Queensland’s Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey spoke about the tendering process that saw Seymour Whyte Constructions awarded the contract “The tender process ensured all three tenderers, Seymour Whyte, CPB Contractors and Lendlease had input into the design and were able to explore innovative construction methods.”
The project will see the construction of a third lane in each direction, new bridge and improved interchange ramps. It is expected that around 300 construction jobs will be created by the project.
Construction is expected to begin in April, so as not to impact the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The project has a 2020 completion date.
Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher has said the project will reduce congestion, improve freight efficiency and provide better access to the Gold Coast “This is an important traffic corridor and the upgrade will provide a vital injection of jobs, unlock economic capacity and better serve our communities now and for decades to come.”
The project is being jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments.