In December 2014, we completed the M5 West widening project in New South Wales.
The project added an extra lane in each direction to a 22 km section of the M5 motorway and marks a significant milestone in the ongoing development of the Sydney orbital network.
The project increased motorway capacity by 50 per cent and benefitted the 125,000 motorists who use it every day by reducing travel times by up to 25 per cent in the morning and evening peak periods.
It also improved the communication between our traffic controllers and customers with a new control centre at Hammondville. With the installation of a new CCTV system and additional variable message signs, the project also improved customer safety and incident response times.
The $400 million project was finished on time and on budget and supports south-west Sydney’s planned residential and employment growth.
The Eastern Distributor re-sheet project was completed in May 2015. The 15-month planned maintenance activity involved resurfacing the motorway with new safer and more reliable pavement.
A total of 95,000 man hours went into the successful delivery of this project, which was completed ahead of schedule.
The re-sheeting work on the Cleveland Street Underpass involved a new method to resurface the area with hydraulic pumps being used to lower the water table immediately below the base of the roadway, which was then dried with specialist equipment before the new asphalt was laid.
Transurban and Downer Infrastructure were awarded the Most Outstanding Project for their work on the Cleveland Street Underpass during the re-sheeting. The award celebrates quality roads and pavement engineering excellence.