John Holland wins Third Road Alliance project

By Richard High26 May 2009

John Holland, in an alliance with GHD and the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), has been awarded the contractto construct the AU$ 250 million (US$ 196 million) Maitland to Whittingham Third Road Alliance project.

The project will involve construction of a 42.8 km third track from Maitland to Whittingham and will be divided into two stages to accelerate its delivery, said a company statement.

The "construct only" stage one Minimbah to Whittingham will involve construction of approximately 10.8 km of new track, civil, road and bridge and signalling works.

The stage two contract, Maitland to Minimbah, includes design and construction of a third track adjacent to the existing mainline between Maitland and Minimbah.

Also included in the package are design, documentation, surveying and services relocation work.

The 32 km of new track will directly connect with the stage one works.

The Maitland to Whittingham Third Road Alliance project is part of a major infrastructure program coordinated through ARTC. The program is designed to boost Australia's export capacity in the resources sector.

Major construction works on the project will commence in mid-2009, with both projects expected to be completed by March 2012.

John Holland celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2009.

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