Timothy Philips won the ITS Australia Young Professional Award for his activities as maintenance engineer on the Legacy Way project maintained by Egis Road Operation in Brisbane. Tim has provided innovative engineering solutions to ensure all incorporated intelligent transport systems, implemented in the tunnel project, work in harmony.

Egis Traffic Management Solutions was announced as one of two finalists for the traffic management industry innovation award at the annual Traffic Management Association Australia conference (April 2018) for its audible warning system (AWS) for its traffic drop deck trucks.


Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) has awarded the contract for the operation and maintenance of WestConnex to Fulton Hogan Egis O&M Pty Ltd (FHEO&M). Egis, through its Australian subsidiary Egis Projects Asia Pacific, and Fulton Hogan Construction each hold 50% of the shares in FHEO&M.

WestConnex is Australia’s largest road infrastructure project which is being delivered by SMC, a private corporation, whose shareholders are the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight and the Treasurer of NSW. WestConnex will significantly reduce travel times for commuters in the Sydney area and deliver more than $AUD20 billion in economic benefits to the state of New South Wales (NSW).

WestConnex is being delivered in three stages:

  • Stage 1 (WestConnex M4) includes the widening of existing M4 Motorway as well as a 5.5km tunnel extension.
  • Stage 2 (WestConnex M5) includes a new 9km road tunnel which will more than double capacity of the existing M5 East motorway corridor and provide a new interchange, north of the city’s airport.
  • Stage 3 (WestConnex M4-M5 Link) will link stages 1 and 2 via a new road tunnel, connecting the M4 and M5 corridors.

The contract term for stages 1 and 2 is 10 years. Operation and maintenance will start in 2019.
Furthermore the contract comprises the operation and maintenance of the existing M5 East Motorway, which had been previously operated and maintained by Egis (as part of the BHEgis joint venture) from 2001 to 2011. M5 East is a 10km motorway with 4.5km of tunnels.

With the award of this contract, Egis strengthens its presence in tunnel and motorway operation and further demonstrates its position as a leading tunnel operation and maintenance provider in Australia and worldwide, with 80 km of tunnels under contract in 10 different countries.

The urban motorway Legacy Way, located in Brisbane in Australia, has just been open to traffic by Egis. Egis is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the project for 10 years on behalf of Transcity.

The urban motorway Legacy Way, located in Brisbane in Australia, has just been open to traffic by Egis. Egis is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the project for 10 years on behalf of Transcity.

The Legacy Way expressway is approximately 7 km long, including one 4.6 km long twin-tube tunnel connecting the Western Freeway with the Inner City Bypass. The Legacy Way traffic forecast is 34,200 vehicles on an average weekday rising to 50,800 in 2026.

Brisbane City Council (BCC) awarded the Legacy Way project to Transcity JV in December 2010. Transcity JV is responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the Legacy Way project for 10 years. Transcity JV includes Acciona Infrastructures S.A. of Spain (40%), BMD Constructions Pty Ltd. of Australia (30%) and Ghella S.p.A. of Italy (30%).

Under the contract signed on 21 June 2013, Egis Road Operation Australia is responsible for the operation and maintenance works of the Legacy Way for 10 years as the sole subcontractor of Transcity JV.

The project includes:

  • two separate parallel road tunnels, one for the eastbound traffic and one for the westbound traffic, each one with two lane carriageways and connected by cross passages every 120mwithout any lay-by or breakdown bay;
  • tunnel portals on the Western Freeway at Toowong and on the Inner City Bypass at Kelvin Grove;
  • tunnel management system, fire safety, mechanical and electrical systems, ventilation systems;
  • adaptations of existing roads to connect the tunnels to the existing network;
  • a free flow electronic tolling system (not part of the contract).

This new success consolidates Egis’ position both in Australia and in tunnel operation and maintenance. Egis currently operates 50 tunnels worldwide for a total length of 47 km.

Located in Brisbane, Legacy Way is a 7km toll road including a 4.6km twin-tube tunnel. Each bore ...

WestConnex is Australia's largest road infrastructure project, located in Sydney.
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