DoTMR – Bruce Highway Upgrade: Cooroy to Curra – Queensland - Project Profile

DoTMR – Bruce Highway Upgrade: Cooroy to Curra – Queensland - Project Profile

  • March 2018 •
  • 12 pages •
  • Report ID: 4532143
Synopsis
"DoTMR – Bruce Highway Upgrade: Cooroy to Curra – Queensland - Project Profile" contains information on the scope of the project including project overview and location. The profile also details project ownership and funding, gives a full project description, as well as information on contracts, tendering and key project contacts.

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Summary
The Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland (DoTMR) is undertaking the upgrade of Bruce Highway in Queensland, Australia.

The project involves the upgrade and realignment of a 62km Bruce Highway from Cooroy and Curra, which is being implemented in four sections namely section A, B, C and D.

Section A:

The US$363 million project includes the construction of a 13.5km, four-lane divided highway between the existing interchange south of Cooroy and the new section of highway in Federal (near Sankeys Road). It is being divided and constructed in three contracts namely Contract 1B, Contract 2 and Contract 3.

Contract 1B includes the upgrade of Black Mountain Range Road. It includes the realignment of an 800m section of Black Mountain Range Road and the construction of an overpass over the new highway to maintain the connection to the existing highway.

Contract 2 includes the upgrade of a highway between Cudgerie Drive and Sankeys Road. It includes the construction of 7km, four-lane new interchange north of Cooroy and new bridges over Skyring Creek and Gardners Road as well as Evan Thomas Road.

Contract 3 includes the upgrade of a highway between Cooroy southern interchange and Cudgerie Drive. It includes the construction of 6km of new northbound lanes to duplicate the existing Cooroy bypass, the rehabilitation of the existing highway to provide two southbound lanes, and the upgrade of the existing Cooroy southern interchange and new bridges over Six Mile Creek.

The funding for the project has provided in an equal ratio by the federal government and the state government.

In June 2013, Hazell Bros Group Pty Ltd was appointed as contractor for Section A contract 1B. The works commenced in July 2013 and was completed in April 2014.

In October 2013, Bielby Holdings was appointed as a contractor for Section A contract 2. The works commenced in November 2013 and are expected to complete by mid-2016.

In April 2014, Lend Lease Engineering Pty Ltd was appointed as contractor for Section A contract 3. The works commenced in July 2014 and are expected to complete by the end of 2016.

GHD Pty Ltd has been appointed as management contractor for entire section A.

In May 2017, construction works completed on the section A.

Section B:

The US$380 million project includes the construction of a 12km, four-lane divided highway between Sankeys Road in Federal and Traveston Road in Traveston.

It includes the construction of a new interchange at Traveston, a new road into the Mary Valley from Traveston (the Mary Valley Link Road), and the realignment of the western end of Traveston Road, which now connects to the new interchange.

A US$76 million funding has been provided by Queensland government and US$304 million by the federal government of Australia.

Synergy JV served as a contractor, which is a joint venture of Civil Mining and Construction, Probuild Civil (Qld) Pty Ltd and Downer EDI Works Pty (Downer).

The major construction works commenced in September 2009 with the new highway opened to traffic in December 2012.

Section C:

The US$285 million project includes the construction of an 10.5km, four-lane divided highway between the new section of highway in Traveston and Keefton Road.

It includes the construction of a new and improved alignment between the new section of highway between Traveston and Keefton Road, with the capacity to be upgraded to six lanes in the future. It also features an interchange at Woondum to connect the new Bruce Highway alignment to the existing Bruce Highway, overpasses at Tandur Road and Woondum Road, and major waterway crossing structures over Traveston Creek, Cobbs Gully and Jackass Creek.

A US$57 million in funding provided by the Queensland government and US$227.5 million by the federal government for the project.

In July 2014, detailed design works commenced.

In April 2015, tenders were invited from the construction companies for an early works package between Woondum Road and the Six Mile Creek rest area. While detailed design works for the remainder of the section is currently underway.

On July 4, 2015, BMD Constructions Pty Ltd was appointed as the construction contractor for the early works package between Woondum Road and the Six Mile Creek rest area of Section C.

On July 27, 2015, early construction activities commenced on the Venardos Avenue intersection which is the part of section C.

In February 2016, CPB Contractors has been awarded a construction contract for section C.

In March 2016, construction activities commenced on section C.

Construction activities are expected to be complete by first quarter of 2018.

Section D:

It will include the construction of 26km highway section between Keefton Road to Curra comprising a bypass of Gympie with the corridor running east of the town, close to the railway line until Old Maryborough Road.

Preliminary planning work commenced in March 2014 and secured initial planning approvals in the first quarter of 2016.

A1 Highways was contracted to install the guardrail and wire rope systems along the highway.

GHD Pty Ltd has been appointed as a design consultant for section D.

The project is expecting US$303.5 million funding from the State Government over the next four years.

The US$38 million funding for the detailed design works is being contributed with US$7.6 million by the State Government and US$30.4 million by the Federal Government. The detailed planning works costing US$81 million are being funded by the federal government of Australia.

In May 2016, detailed design work commenced on section D and slated for completion by the first quarter of 2018.

In February 2018, construction work were completed on section C.

Design activities on section D are underway and DoTMR is in the process of securing funds for section D from Federal and State Governments to fast-track construction.

Scope
The project involves the upgrade and realignment of a 62km Bruce Highway between Cooroy and Curra in Queensland, Australia.

The US$2,225 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a 13.5km, four-lane highway in Section A
2. Construction of a 12km, four-lane highway in Section B
3. Construction of an 10.5km, four-lane highway in Section C
4. Construction of a 26km highway in Section D
5. Construction of other related infrastructure facilities

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