Seymour Whyte recognised at the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) National Earth Awards for its M4 Smart Motorway work in Sydney.

Sydney’s M4 Smart Motorway – Stages 2 & 3, delivered by Seymour Whyte – has been awarded an Australian National 2021 Award for Excellence by the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF), Australia’s peak national body for the civil construction sector.

Seymour Whyte, Project Manager, Scott Calleja, thanked everyone involved for their valued contribution and recognised the value of smarter partnerships.

“It’s great to receive this recognition at a national level. Undoubtedly, the collaboration on this project was outstanding, and I believe it was the main contributor to its success.”

“Thank you to everyone involved – from our client, suppliers, subcontractors, employees, and stakeholders, including the community. Together, we’ve delivered an excellent outcome, and to be recognised at the CCF National Earth Awards, reinforces the fantastic achievement by everyone.”

Smart Motorway

The M4 Smart Motorway is the first of its kind in the state of New South Wales – with the award recognising the project for excellence in project and construction management, innovation, people development and training, quality, safety, environment, community relations and stakeholder management.

The project team rose to the challenge of working on one of Sydney’s busiest roads (170,000 vehicles per day across 30km). It delivered the project to the highest quality standards and embraced the needs of the environment and local communities.

The project included the installation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and associated infrastructure along the M4 motorway, Stage 2 (9.05km) and Stage 3 (9.6km).

The ITS systems will help manage traffic congestion and improve traffic safety, providing motorists with a safer, smoother, more reliable journey, real-time information about traffic conditions and travel times, and improving incident management and response times.

The maintenance of traffic flow during construction and ensuring the existing ITS and communications backbone’s integrity was an essential project requirement.

The project featured upgrades to both east-and westbound on and off-ramps at Mamre Road, Cumberland Highway and Prospect Highway, and the westbound off and eastbound on-ramps at Burnett Street and Coleman Street. In addition, by widening and lengthening the ramps, the project provided additional on-ramp storage.

Working across a 30km corridor, Seymour Whyte delivered upgrades to five interchanges, built 46 maintenance bays and installed 54 overhead gantries across the entire corridor, ranging from 30m to 60m in length.

The finalists comprise of winners from each of the state and territory award categories. So, the projects recognised at the ‘CCF National Earth Awards’ represent the ‘best of the best’ across Australia.

The awards showcase a range of projects across various disciplines, including roads, bridges, drainage, rail and utilities – all of which support the growth and prosperity of Australian communities.