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A Salini Impregilo
consortium has been shortlisted to design and build the Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link as part of Sydney’s WestConnex project.
WestConnex, the biggest road development in Australia, is likely to cost around US$12.6 billion.
At an estimated value of about $2.65 billion, the Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link was commissioned by the New South Wales state government. It will include an underground motorway interchange to City West Link and underground bypass of Victoria Road between Iron Cove Bridge and Anzac Bridge with links to the proposed future Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link.
Salini Impregilo is leader of the consortium which includes Clough and Samsung C&T.
The West Link will connect the new M4 and M5 motorways used by tens of thousands of vehicles every day. Construction of the M4-M5 Link tunnels is expected to start later this year and could be open by late 2022. The Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link could open around 12 months later.
WestConnex consists of five projects delivered in three stages. The M4-M5 Link Rozelle Interchange is part of the third stage - the most important of all the stages.
The Australian government has said that it will invest around $56.4 in public works like road, rail and other transport infrastructure between 2018 and 2027.
Salini Impregilo is also on the shortlist for the Cross River Rail project in Brisbane, top priority for the state of Queensland as part of a consortium bidding for one of the two packages which includes tunnel excavation.