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Bruce Highway Upgrade, Cooroy To Curra

Client: Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR)

Infrastructure

Roads & Bridges

Contract

Construct Only

Location

Cooray to Curra, QLD

Value

$78 million

Timing

February 2011 – April 2012

Overview

The Bruce Highway is the main coastal arterial road connecting Queensland and 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.

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.

Highlights

Innovation: CMC delivered innovative construction methodologies saving TMR $2.1 million and executed $8 million in scope variations with no extension of time. Methodologies incorporated by CMC included:

  • Establishment of T300 mobile asphalt plant and onsite production of verge and rock fill material eliminating 20,000 truck movements from local roads.
  • Inclusion of asphalt contractor as a full joint venture partner providing TMR $6 million in savings.
  • Increasing productivity through elimination of manual handling risks.
  • Setting 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.

Collaboration: CMC established relationship and project governance charter with TMR delivering best for project outcomes. The project was also delivered one month early and 24 percent under original TMR budget.

 

 

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