Seymour Whyte commenced construction of the Warrego Highway upgrade on February 16th, marking the event with a sod turn.
Seymour Whyte management joined The Honourable Ian Macfarlane, MP and Federal Minister for Industry and Science; Member for Condamine, Pat Weir; and Queensland Department of Transport District Director, Kym Murphy, to break the first ground onsite.
Seymour Whyte Constructions will deliver the first stage of the $635 million Warrego Highway upgrade in a $43 million contract to duplicate a 6km section between Nugent Pinch Road in Toowoomba and Leeson Road, west of Charlton. The contract was awarded to the company in 2014 by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads following the successful delivery of a number of flood reconstruction projects. The project forms the first stage of the new Nation Building program funded by the Federal Government.
“Seymour Whyte recently achieved great success in delivering complex flood reconstruction projects across the region. This reinforces our expertise in challenging transport infrastructure and we will draw on experience gained from flood reconstruction projects to deliver successful Nation Building project packages,” General Manager, Gary Georgiou said.
With completion scheduled for mid-2016, Seymour Whyte will add the project to its current portfolio, including the construction of Townsville Ring Road, Great Western Highway upgrades in New South Wales, and Green Square Trunk Stormwater Upgrade: a large urban utilities project in Sydney.