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Department of Main Roads, Queensland
The Tugun Bypass project was undertaken by an Alliance including SMEC, Abigroup Contractors and the Department of Main Roads, Queensland. The project involved design and construction of a new four lane highway connecting the existing Pacific Highway between Currumbin Valley and the Tweed Interchange at Coolangatta with the provision for a six lane design. The project improved traffic flow through the existing bottleneck at Tugun which reduced travel times. The works involved the construction of 5.6km of dual carriageway highway, a tunnel under the Gold Coast Airport runway, five bridges, and new interchanges at the southern and northern tie-in to the existing highway. SMEC provided road, tunnel, bridge and drainage design; environmental management; community consultation; options development and analysis; Environmental Impact Assessments; and documentation management.
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