Tugun Bypass




Department of Main Roads, Queensland


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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.