7 November, 2017
The joint venture held at 50% each by OHL and the Australian company York Civil has completed a section of the most important highway in Australia. The Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of New South Wales, Andrew Constance, together with the Minister of Roads, Maritime Services and Merchandise of New South Wales, Melinda Pavey, have inaugurated the first 10 kilometers of the contract for 14 kilometers between Woolgoolga and Halfway Creek, on one of the most important highways in the country, the Pacific Highway. The remaining four kilometres will open to traffic, predictably, between the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018.
The contract was awarded by the Department of Roads and Maritime Services of New South Wales to OHL in a joint venture with local construction company York Civil for a budget of approximately 248 million Australian dollars.
The contract has been to double the Pacific Highway by building a two-lane highway with a total length of 14.6 km, including twelve kilometres of local roads, eight bridges and three overpasses on the Range Road interchange, plus a rest area.
The award is jointly funded by New South Wales and the Australian Government and is part of the investment plan launched by the Australian authorities to improve the capacity and traffic safety of the Pacific Highway connecting the cities of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, and Brisbane, in the state of Queensland.
Within this improvement plan, the Joint Venture formed by OHL and McConnell Dowell, at 50% each, has recently completed another of its most important actions in Australia: a stretch of 14 km, between the towns of Kundabung and Kempsey, in the state of New Wales from the south. This contract was awarded by the Department of Roads and Maritime Services of New South Wales to OHL in a joint venture with local construction company York Civil for a budget of approximately 181 million Australian dollars.