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VINCI wins two contracts to upgrade motorways in Queensland, Australia

4 June 2020 - 5:45 pm - New contracts - Australia

· Bruce Highway upgrade works worth €114 million
· Upgrade contract for one section of the M1 Pacific Motorway, value €60 million
· Bruce Highway and M1 Pacific Motorway form the main motorway of Australia’s East coast

Seymour Whyte, a VINCI Construction subsidiary based in Australia, has won two contracts in Queensland, Australia.

The first contract, in a joint venture with John Holland (50:50), will deliver important flood proofing and congestion-busting upgrades along the Bruce Highway in the Sunshine Coast region, north of Brisbane. The contract, worth €114 million (AU$185 million), includes works to upgrade interchanges, new road connections, new bridges, and new drainage structures under the highway.

The second contract covers the first package of the M1 Pacific Motorway upgrade, from the Varsity Lakes to Tugun (VL2T), near the Queensland/New South Wales border. This €60 million (AU$97 million) contract involves widening a 2km section of motorway to three lanes in each direction, as well as the construction of the Gold Coast’s first ever Diverging Diamond Interchange at Burleigh Heads. These upgrades, which will incorporate smart motorways technologies, will ease the travel time of more than 90,000 motorists using this section of the Pacific Motorway every day.


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