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09 Jan 2023

A Joint Venture Between John Holland Gamuda and Australia Will Provide the Hunter Valley With a Crucial “Missing Link”

A Joint Venture Between John Holland Gamuda and Australia Will Provide the Hunter Valley With a Crucial “Missing Link”
Transport for NSW has chosen a joint venture between John Holland and Gamuda Australia to complete the M1 Pacific Motorway extension to Raymond Terrace Southern Package, a crucial gap in one of the busiest transportation routes in the nation.

With new congestion-busting interchanges at Black Hill, Tarro, and Tomago, the 10-kilometer dual carriageway freeway extension between Black Hill and Tomago will be made possible by the $1.029 billion southern package.

With an estimated 50,000 drivers utilizing the corridor daily, the existing M1 Motorway, New England Highway, and Pacific Highway carry some of the Hunter region's greatest traffic volumes.
When finished, the M1 Pacific Motorway expansion to Raymond Terrace will avoid the congested areas and intersections along this route, resulting in less traffic on the current network.
The CEO of John Holland, Joe Barr, expressed his team's excitement about completing one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the Hunter.

“We’re incredibly proud to be partnering with Transport for NSW to design and build what is a transformational road project for the Hunter region.

“Projects like this one put our purpose of transforming lives into practice – creating a safer, more accessible road network for the communities who depend on it.”

Following design completion, the major construction of the M1 Pacific Motorway expansion is anticipated to start in 2023.


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