Pacific Hwy section to be a Ferrovial first


International infrastructure firms to tackle a 19.5 km stretch between Warrell Creek and Nambucca Heads

Pacific Hwy section to be a Ferrovial first
The deal comes at a busy time for Ferrovial

 

International infrastructure firms Ferrovial and Acciona have been selected to design and build a 19.5 km section of the Pacific Highway in New South Wales.

The successful bid marks entry into a new market for Ferrovial.

"This design and construction project will be Ferrovial's first major infrastructure project in Australia, where it is also bidding for several infrastructure projects," the company says.

"More than 15,000 motorists travel on the Warrell Creek to Nambucca section of the Pacific Highway every day."

The project includes the design and construction of the 19.5 km section, including new bridges over the Nambucca River at Macksville and Warrell Creek, and two new grade separated interchanges. Following a detailed design phase, construction is expected to commence in the second half of the year 2014.

This contract further strengthens Ferrovial international business, which has been particularly busy in North America and the UK.

The company is carrying on major infrastructure projects in the United States, where it is developing the LBJ and North Tarrant Express highways projects in Texas under the 'managed lanes' scheme.

In Canada, the company is in charge of the expansion of the 407 ETR in Toronto.

Ferrovial is also playing a key role in the development of Crossrail, the project that proposes to increase by 10 per cent London's rail capacity through the construction of 118 km of infrastructure.

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