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Ferrovial will deliver the design and construction of a $250 million bridge in the Pacific Highway, Australia

Category: General / 15 May 2016

On Friday April 29th Ferrovial Agroman Australia, in partnership with Acciona, was announced as preferred bidder for the design and construction of a new 1.5 km four-lane bridge over the Clarence River at Harwood with a vertical clearance above the river of at least 33 metres. The A$250m project is a key component of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade section with detailed design to commence immediately and construction expected to commence in third quarter 2016.

During the announcement of Acciona Ferrovial Joint Venture (AFJV) as the preferred bidder Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester highlighted  "The new 1.5 kilometre bridge will be built 70 metres downstream of the existing bridge and is the longest of more than 100 bridges to be built as part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade".

The construction of the second Clarence River crossing at Harwood is a major milestone in meeting the deadline of completing the duplication of the Pacific Highway by 2020.

Further South the experienced AFJV team is already well advanced in the delivery of the Pacific Highway Upgrade between Warrell Creek and Nambucca Heads, a 19.5 km long of new dual carriageway road that will be used by more than 15,000 people daily. The contract also includes the construction of several large bridges spanning Warrell Creek, Williamson Creek and over the Nambucca River near Macksville.

Both projects are important parts of the overall Pacific Highway Upgrade program that aims to expand and improve the safety and efficiency of the key highway connection between Sydney and Brisbane. These upgrade works are being jointly funded by both the Australian and New South Wales governments.

This successful award of yet another important project in Australia is further evidence of Ferrovial's commitment to the local market and an exciting event in the lead up to Ferrovial Agroman's milestone of our five year anniversary in July.


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