Abigroup Awarded Hunter Expressway Contract

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Media Release


29 October 2010

Abigroup awarded Hunter Expressway contract


Abigroup has been awarded the contract to design and construct the western

section of the Hunter Expressway.


The contract was signed today (Friday) at a ceremony at the Roads and Traffic

Authority of NSW (RTA) offices in North Sydney.


The design and construct contract involves the building of 27km of four lane divided

highway between Kurri Kurri and Branxton, 22 bridges and four grade separated

interchanges.


“This is a great day for Abigroup, and continues our association with freeway

construction in the Hunter,” said Abigroup’s Managing Director David Jurd.


“We’re looking forward to starting work on what will be a landmark project for the

Hunter region.  The project will reduce travel time and congestion and will create

many local employment opportunities.”


The work includes approximately three million cubic metres of earthworks, the

treatment of two mine subsidence areas and will provide employment for over 600

people.


The RTA is working with Abigroup to complete the design work and construction is

due to commence in early 2011 with completion scheduled for the end of 2013.


Once complete it will form part of the new $1.7 billion 40km Hunter Expressway

linking the F3 Freeway at Seahampton to the New England Highway, west of

Branxton.


Abigroup has a long history of delivering a range of diverse projects in the Hunter

region and earlier this year the company opened a new office in Beresfield.



Abigroup is a diverse national contractor with expert teams delivering works in

areas including roads, rail, mining services, water, tunnels, bridges, buildings and

telecommunications. For further information contact: Peter Scott, Media Relations

Manager, Abigroup Ltd, Ph: 02 9499 0756, mobile 0404 469 823.  


Abigroup is a member of Valemus  -  one of the largest multi-service contractors in

the construction industry and the specialist infrastructure asset management and

engineering services industries in Australia. For more information on Valemus







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