AECOM has won a contract from the transportation agency of New South Wales, Australia, to provide design services for the Elizabeth Drive upgrade project.
Transport for NSW selected AECOM to design the concept and obtain environmental approvals for the modernization of Elizabeth Drive West and East sections, the company said Sunday.
“It is a complex project that must be delivered in harmony with several other infrastructure assets including the new M12 Motorway which runs alongside,” said James Rosenwax, AECOM’s regional managing director, New South Wales and ACT.
“We are delighted that our key client Transport has entrusted us to take on this pivotal project in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis… As the Western Parkland City grows, it is important that Elizabeth Drive can meet its future needs and provide safe and predictable travel time for employees, residents and industry,” Rosenwax added.
AECOM’s projects will upgrade approximately 7.5 miles of Elizabeth Drive from a two-lane road to a dual carriageway, four lane road with a central median, provision for a future third lane in each direction and dedicated infrastructure for pedestrians, cycling and buses along the corridor.
The project will provide local access to the new Nancy-Bird Walton international airport, support the Elizabeth Enterprise Precinct and cater to the predicted growth in population, freight movements and manufacturing in and around the Aerotropolis.
With the contract, AECOM will add to its long and extensive history of designing infrastructure and providing consultancy services in and around the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
“As the Western Sydney Parkland City grows, we will see an expansion of industrial and commercial precincts, which will ultimately lead to a need to increase capacity on Elizabeth Drive,” the spokesperson said.