Call for tenders on M1 upgrades at Beresfield

CONGESTION: The M1 roundabout at Beresfield will be replaced with traffic lights to ease traffic flow.

CONGESTION: The M1 roundabout at Beresfield will be replaced with traffic lights to ease traffic flow.

Roads and Maritime Services has sought tenders from construction companies to upgrade the M1 Pacific Motorway at Beresfield.

The upgrade at the Weakleys Drive and John Renshaw Drive intersection has been planned to improve traffic flow and safety for all road users.

The project is one of three in the $391.6 million M1 upgrades package, which will be jointly funded by the Federal and New South Wales governments, to create a safer and more reliable M1 Pacific Motorway.

The upgrade will involve replacing the existing roundabout with traffic lights to improve traffic flow and reduce travel times for motorists.

Roads and Maritime Services will provide the community with details of the preferred tenderer once the contracts are finalised.

“M1 Upgrades continue to progress well with works already being carried out between the Tuggerah and Doyalson interchanges and Kariong and Somersby interchanges,” NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said.

“These major upgrades will improve traffic flow on one of Australia’s busiest roads and cater for predicted traffic increases and greater freight demand on the Central Coast, Hunter and North Coast.”

Tenders will close in November and work will start on the upgrade early next year. The project is expected to be completed in 2019, weather permitting.

For further information on the M1 road upgrades, visit www.rms.work/M1Upgrades.

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