Call for tenders for major highway safety upgrades at Mount Victoria
01 May, 2015
NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Orange MP Andrew Gee and Federal Member for Macquarie Louise Markus today announced prequalified contractors with Roads and Maritime Services will be invited to tender for work to carry out safety upgrades at Mount Victoria Village, as part of upgrades to the Great Western Highway.
"The NSW and Federal Coalition Governments have committed $250 million to improve safety along the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow, including major improvements at Mount Victoria Village," Mr Gee said.
Mr Gee said since 2011 a historic $569 million had been invested to fast track upgrades and repairs to the Great Western Highway, including major road works at Bullaburra – a 30 per cent increase in funding compared to NSW Labor’s last term in government.
"The Great Western Highway is the key road transport link between the Central West of NSW and Sydney, helping to service dozens of regional communities such as Lithgow, Oberon, Bathurst, Blayney, Orange, Molong and Forbes," Mr Gee said.
Ms Markus said in the last four months there had been repairs to the highway between Katoomba and Mount Victoria, including extensive patching works to fix potholes and road shoulders.
"The NSW and Australian Governments will now invest a combined $35 million to advance road safety upgrades at Mount Victoria – something Labor failed to do," Ms Markus said.
Ms Markus said upgrade work will include improvements along the highway to village intersections and the Mount Piddington Road curve, better property access and wider road shoulders, asphalt and concrete road work and new retaining walls.
"Motorists driving the Great Western Highway can clearly see the extent and quality of road works achieved in recent times as two Coalition Governments work together to reverse years of Labor neglect," Ms Markus said.
Roads and Maritime Services is inviting tenders under the National Prequalification System for Civil Construction Contracts at Roadworks Class R3 and Financial Level 20, or higher to carry out the upgrade work.
The successful contractor must be accredited under the Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme.
Information on this scheme is available at www.fsc.gov.au.
More information is available from https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/rms
Tenders close on Wednesday 27 May, with road safety upgrades expected to commence before the end of the year.
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