Bruce Highway – Gympie Widening
Located approximately 160 kilometres north of Brisbane, this project involved the upgrading of intersections and widening of the Bruce Highway from two to four lanes between Channon and Pine Streets, Gympie. The new works allow for further local development and greater integration between the residential and commercial areas on both sides of the highway.
The project zone adjoined a large number of businesses located along the Bruce Highway, with minimal disruption to local traffic and highway flows an important factor during construction.
Works involved four laning of the Bruce Highway, north and south-bound turning lanes, improvements to three signalised intersections, traffic signals, medians, footpaths, driveways, retaining walls, drainage, culverts, signage, line marking, services relocations, lighting, and landscaping.
Traffic management and sequencing were critical to the success of the project and community relations.
HIGHLIGHTS & OUTCOMES
Delivered one month ahead of schedule and 12% under TMRs original construction budget.
Worked under live traffic conditions (20,700 vehicles per day) including a high number of heavy vehicles 24/7.
Achieved an average monthly relationship score of 4.8 out of 5.0 with TMR.
Identified innovative pavement design that provided a more efficient Whole Of Life solution and allowance for significant traffic volume growth.
Engaged dedicated community liaison officer and proactively engaged with residents, businesses, Translink and other transport operators.
Resolved over 80% of community issues raised within 24 hours.
Reduced staging and minimised peak daytime disruption by constructing intersections at night.
Team won praise from local council and the community for their approach.