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Bruce Highway Upgrade: Cooroy to Curra – Section C

Our Role

SMEC was engaged by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to undertake the detailed design of Section C Traveston to Woondum of the Bruce Highway - Cooroy to Curra Upgrade.

SMEC also provided environmental approvals for creek diversions, fauna management, offsets, erosion and sediment control and species management.

Key deliverables include:

  • The full project delivered four months ahead of the agreed schedule.
  • A successful design which provides enhanced environmental outcomes whilst achieving cost savings compared to the preliminary design
  • Delivered savings through improvements in alignment, earthworks, formation width, pavement and bridge designs and expanding the use of wire rope safety barrier
  • Worked with the Client to agree the inclusion of a recommended asphalt surfacing to achieve improved whole of life costs.

Project Overview

The A$384 million Section C Traveston to Wondum project forms part of the Bruce Highway - Cooroy to Curra Upgrade. Section C will deliver a new 4-lane divided highway between the new section of highway at Traveston and Woondum.

The project comprised:

  • Realignment of 14 km of Bruce Highway between Traveston and Woondum;
  • Delivery of 10.5 km of new 4-lane highway;
  • Integration with two existing interchanges; and
  • 13 bridges including major waterway crossing structures.

The new highway will provide safe and improved access to the local road network.

Designed to meet capacity and efficiency demands for long-term road freight and transport needs in the region, the highway will also provide a Q100 (1 in 100 year event) flood immunity.

Technical Area:
Department of Transport and Main Roads

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