Seymour Whyte’s $52 million Pacific Highway and Wyong Road Intersection Upgrade at Tuggerah took out top honours at the New South Wales 2018 CCF Earth Awards in Category 5 – for projects valued between $30 million to $75 million.
The Civil Contractors Federation New South Wales (CCF NSW) Earth Awards recognise excellence in all areas of project delivery including construction management and innovation, people development and training, through to safety, quality, environmental and stakeholder management. Projects are evaluated across five categories according to project value.
Seymour Whyte Regional Manager – Southern Steve Lambert said that the awards highlighted Seymour Whyte’s ability to deliver complex works, leveraging the skills and dedication of the project team.
“The Wyong Road Upgrade at Tuggerah demonstrated excellence in civil construction practice using innovative and economical engineering solutions to improve safety, reduce congestion, and deliver the project 12 months ahead of schedule,” he noted.
“The project was very challenging on many fronts. The team did an exceptional job in dealing with the physical constraints of the site, adjacent and within an operational rail corridor, successfully managing live road traffic, together with the demands of a busy commercial precinct and residential houses that bordered the project site.”
The key focus of the Pacific Highway and Wyong Road Intersection Upgrade at Tuggerah was the conversion of the existing two-lane roundabout, at the juncture of the Pacific Highway and Wyong Road, to a signalised intersection. A major feature of the contract was the construction of a new four-span Super-T bridge over the Main North Line (railway) to accommodate eastbound road traffic. Further works were also undertaken within the rail corridor to strengthen and protect the existing rail overbridge. To facilitate the widening of the approaches to the intersection and bridge, over one kilometre of retaining structures up to 11 metres high were also constructed, together with the relocation of above and underground utilities.
The Seymour Whyte project team, together with the other winners of the New South Wales awards, will now advance to contest the national awards against other states and territories at the 2018 National CCF Earth Awards later in the year.
Seymour Whyte Project Manager Matt Aldrick (third from left), Superintendent Joel Singles (front) and Construction Manager Brad Binns (second from right) accept the award from CCF NSW The Seymour Whyte project team celebrate their win