Beca wins design tender for major road project with Roads and Maritime Services in Australia

Roads and Maritime Services has awarded the detailed design tender to Beca for the major upgrade of Memorial Avenue from two to four lanes in Sydney's north-west.

The NSW Government is planning to upgrade Memorial Avenue from Old Windsor Road to Windsor Road to a four-lane road to meet the future transport needs of Sydney's north-west. As well as allowing for the expected increases in traffic due residential and commercial development in the area, the upgrade is set to reduce travel times and congestion for motorists and improve road safety.

According to Beca's Infrastructure Manager for New South Wales, Mark Elvidge, Beca's scope of works includes the road alignment design, pavement design, drainage design, utility relocation design and coordination, traffic engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, urban design, and contract documentation. "We're delighted to have this opportunity to work on a project that will have such a significant positive impact for motorists as well as residents and the business community," he said.

The project upgrade includes replacing the existing culverts with twin bridges over Strangers Creek, intersection improvements at Old Windsor Road/Sunnyholt Road, Arnold Avenue and Windsor Road, as well as a new intersection at Severn Vale Drive. Safety improvements include new off-road shared paths for pedestrians and cyclists as well as a central median to separate traffic travelling in opposite direction.

Detailed design is now under way and is expected to be completed by early next year to allow building tenders to be invited.

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