Tenders called for Ocean Drive duplication at Port Macquarie NSW

Monica Gameng   |   March 8, 2022
Ocean Drive (cr: Port Macquarie News)

Tenders are now out to market for the delivery of a major upgrade to Ocean Drive at Port Macquarie in New South Wales and submission is open to pre-qualified contractors. 

The $95.5 million is jointly funded by the New South Wales Government and Port Macquarie Hastings Council. 

“The NSW Government is contributing $60 million towards the project that will upgrade this key arterial route and transform travel for the local community by improving traffic flow and safety for motorists. 

“Since the signing of a partnership agreement between Transport for NSW and the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council in June 2021, preliminary work has been finalised, including detailed project planning, design work, environmental assessments and community consultation,” Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said. 

With tenders now being called, the duplication of Ocean Drive is now a step closer to becoming a reality. 

The multi-million-dollar project will deliver additional lanes to Ocean Drive with a span of approximately 3.4 kilometres. The project will also upgrade intersections between Greenmeadows Drive and Matthew Flinders Drive. 

Not only will this upgrade improve safety and journeys on this road, but it will also support jobs as well as help boost the local economy. 

“We are excited to be inviting tenders and planning the next stages of delivery once the successful construction contractor is appointed. 

“During the next stage we will deliver improved connectivity by providing a shared user path and provisions for on-road cyclists as well as koala exclusion fencing and a dedicated fauna underpass,” Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said. 

The successful contractor to deliver the project is expected to be announced in mid-2022 and construction will begin in the second half of the year. 

Transport for NSW and the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council will be keeping the community informed as the project progresses through the development stages. 

Source: Transport for NSW; Port Macquarie Hastings Council; Port Macquarie News; Infrastructure Magazine 

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