Kapsch TrafficCom Australia Pty Ltd has been contracted to supply to WestConnex Delivery Authority (WDA) a roadside tolling system to support capacity enhancement to the M4 Motorway Widening Project as part of Stage 1 of the WestConnex motorway scheme in Sydney.
This award encompasses two contracts for the initial phase, one for the roadside equipment for the M4 Widening segment and one associated with maintenance and support. The M4 Widening segment will be followed by the M4 East tunnel segment which is to be executed under a separate contract. As part of the initial award, Kapsch has also entered into a Commitment Deed to sign a pre-agreed contract for the M4 East roadside tolling system to the successful winner of the M4 East tunnel construction tender.
The NSW (New South Wales) Government and WDA jointly recognized the need for capacity enhancements to the M4 Motorway and developed a program to widen the existing Motorway to provide four lanes in each direction between Church Street, Parramatta and Homebush Bay Drive, Homebush. The system will support a closed road configuration that allows free flowing traffic across the four lanes in each direction on the mainline motorway section with a total of 14 tolling points. The associated civil works are being separately contracted.
“We welcome Kapsch on board to help deliver Australia’s largest urban road infrastructure project,” stated Dennis Cliche, WDA chief executive. “WestConnex is set to transform travel across Sydney and we have been calling on the best of industry from across the world to get involved.”
“WDA made it clear that they wanted a supplier that could meet a demanding timeline with a high performing reliable solution. Kapsch is pleased to be able to fulfill these needs” says André Laux, Executive Board Member of Kapsch TrafficCom. “We are delighted to see that our long term investments, in the accuracy and reliability of our systems in conjunction with our focus on forging lasting relationships with our customers, are being recognized through the award of this contract. This win allows us to follow on seamlessly from the success stories during the last more than 15 years in Australia and represents a major contract award with a significant, double digit million Euro total contract volume to us” says Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom.
The Roadside system will comprise a single gantry design solution, state-of-the-art roadside equipment with interfacing to a separately supplied back-office system.