Bruce Highway – Gympie Widening

Dawson Highway, Calliope Range Deviation

Bruce Highway Upgrade, Cooroy to Curra


The Bruce Highway is the main coastal arterial road connecting Queensland. It is heavily used by freight, tourists and local communities.

This project was the third construction package in Section B (Sankeys Road to Traveston Road) and was awarded to the Synergy Joint Venture, with CMC as the lead joint venture partner. The project was subject to stringent environmental constraints under the EPBC Act, with a number
of threatened and endangered species being present.


Package 3 primarily involved completion of pavement works to the majority of the new 12 kilometre Bruce Highway alignment, three new bridges including embankment approaches, realignment of Coles Creek Road, stabilised pavements, deep lift asphalt, traffic management, services relocations, clearing and grubbing, finishing works to drains and drainage structures, road furniture, street lighting, landscaping and ITS.


Delivered one month early and 24 percent under original TMR budget.

Developed innovative construction methodologies saving TMR $2.1 million.

Executed $8 million in scope variations with no extension of time.

Established T300 mobile asphalt plant and onsite production of verge and rock fill material eliminating 20,000 truck movements from local roads.

Included asphalt contractor as a full joint venture partner providing TMR $6 million in savings.

Eliminated manual handling risks and increased productivity.

Set new industry standards in the management of erosion and sedimentation in Queensland.

Final average bump count of 17 per kilometre: the lowest average achieved in Queensland.

Established relationship and project governance charter with TMR delivering best for project outcomes.

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