SMEC to Provide Construction Administration Services on One of North Queensland’s Most Significant Projects

30 May 2018

SMEC has been engaged by the Department of Transport & Main Road (TMR), Queensland, to provide Construction Administration Services on one of North Queensland’s most significant projects, the $514.3 million Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade.

Project scope includes: construction of five new bridges; construction of two highway overpasses of existing canetramway open-level crossings; and the upgrade of 13.5km of the Bruce Highway across the Haughton River floodplain, which is considered one of the most complex in Queensland.

This section of the Bruce Highway frequently closes, affecting locals, tourists, transport operators, and other motorists. Once these upgrades are completed, the severity and frequency of closures will be greatly reduced, improving safety and efficiency for road users and significantly improving flood immunity of the Bruce Highway.

The project is progressing under a ‘design and construct’ model, with The Infrastructure Group (TIG) to design and deliver the upgrades. SMEC will ensure the construction contract is executed in accordance with the terms of the contract.

This is a significant win for SMEC’s Townsville office. SMEC looks forward to working with TMR and TIG to deliver this significant project which will greatly reduce flooding closures and improve safety on the Bruce Highway in North Queensland.




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