Vinci wins two road contracts worth €202m in Australia

Seymour Whyte, an Australian subsidiary of French contractor Vinci, has been awarded two motorway upgrade contracts worth €202m.

Some €165m of that sum involves the third upgrade package for the M1 Pacific Motorway near the border between Queensland and New South Wales.

The road will link Varsity Lakes and Tugun. Seymour Whyte won another section of the road in June.

Work on the project includes adding a third lane to a 5km section, building bridges, slip roads, and service roads, and integrating smart motorway technology.

The second job involves work on the Barton Highway, where Seymour Whyte will form the construction arm of a €37m contract for Transport for New South Wales. This involves upgrading a stretch of the Barton Highway between Canberra and the town of Murrumbateman, 280m south west of Sydney.

Work on the project involves building a two-lane northbound carriageway, modifications to the existing road, intersection upgrades, drainage works, relocation of services and utilities and landscaping work.

The Barton Highway is the main transport route for goods moving between New South Wales, Canberra and Victoria.

Image courtesy of Vinci

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