April 17, 2019

Supporting economic development in northern Australia

SMEC, in a joint venture with infrastructure construction firm Fulton Hogan, has been awarded the contract for the A$74.99 million Capricorn Highway Duplication Project between Rockhampton and Gracemere in Queensland, Australia.

SMEC, in a joint venture with infrastructure construction firm Fulton Hogan, has been awarded the contract for the A$74.99 million Capricorn Highway Duplication Project between Rockhampton and Gracemere in Queensland, Australia.

This major highway project aims to increase road capacity, widening more than 5km of highway between Rockhampton and Gracemere from two lanes to four lanes, and reduce travel times. It will also make travel safer as upgrades will separate cyclists and pedestrians from fast-moving traffic.

“This project, which is part of the A$600 million Northern Australia Roads programme, will support the economic development of northern Australia by improving the movement of freight and people, “said Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack.

Used by more than 18,000 vehicles daily, the Capricorn Highway is a major east-west freight corridor in Central Queensland and a vital connection for freight and commuter traffic between Rockhampton and Gracemere.

With construction expected to commence in mid-2019, we are working closely with our partners on innovative design options for the project.