The New South Wales (NSW) Government announced that construction works on the Sydney Gateway Project are progressing successfully. Moreover, the NSW Government confirmed that the flyover bridge has been completed. The significant milestone was marked by the installation of the last 86 girders on the flyover bridge.
Quite impressively, the 86 girders that were used to build the flyover are all made of 100% Australian steel. The project’s 800-meter flyover bridge will separate road users travelling to Mascot and Port Botany. More especially, road users that are accessing the airport. This in turn will result in the creation of a toll-free and convenient connection to the airport and beyond.
The Sydney Gateway Project Boasts Generation Of Up To 5,000 Employment Opportunities
As a whole, the project will potentially play a key part in cutting journey times from Western Sydney. Approximately, the estimated time saving from Parramatta down to Sydney Airport would be 30 minutes during peak hours after the project’s completion. While commenting on the project the New South Wales Minister for Roads noted that the project is well on schedule.
John Graham further said that the toll-free gateway strives to offer motorists more reliable and faster trips from St Peters interchange. Alongside the Eastern Distributor as well as the M5. Additionally, the Minister revealed that about 200 Aboriginals and a total of 32 Aboriginal-owned businesses have been involved in the project.
Furthermore, the project boasts the generation of well up to 5,000 jobs. Quite impressively, the gateway project also boasts a $23 million investment in employment opportunities for Aboriginal People and businesses.
Over the coming months, the Sydney Gateway Project will focus on development works such as concreting and asphalting the flyover’s roadway. Furthermore, the $2.6 billion project will also focus on installing parapets alongside Aboriginal art to the flyover’s exterior. By late 2024, the project aims to have opened to traffic.