Aurecon Joins Shortlist For Hexham Straight Project

ASCP member, Aurecon, has officially been shortlisted to complete the Hexham Straight Widening project in Newcastle, edging the project closer to completion. 

The project by Transport for NSW will upgrade the section of the Pacific Highway to revamp the journey from Sydney to the Queensland border. Transport for NSW’s Regional Director North, Anna Zycki emphasises the importance of the project, explaining, “It will improve the connection between Newcastle and the New England Highway, M1 Motorway and the Pacific Highway, improving safety and traffic flow for the 50,000 motorists and freight vehicles who use this route each day,” she said. 

Ms Zycki said the companies contracted are well qualified to deliver the project and will be agreed upon in early 2023.

The project will be fundamental to providing the “missing link” between Sydney and Queensland and will accompany the $2.1 billion M1 extension to Raymond Terrace project; a critical transport corridor with links in the National Land Transport Network.

The project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and NSW Government, with $420 million committed by the NSW State Government and $1.68 billion from the Federal government. 

The design has been developed after extensive community feedback and ongoing refinement to identify a preferred route, as well as an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that saw 38 submissions received by community members and key stakeholders on the environmental assessment and concept design. 

Construction is expected to commence by mid-2023.

Credit: 2HD

For more information on the project, visit here.

To learn more about our member, Aurecon you can visit their official website. 

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