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Robinson Road Open Level Crossing Replacement

Project Overview

Located in Brisbane, Robinson Road was identified as a major east-west corridor by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).

TMR’s strategic transport plan identified removal of the Robinson Road Open Level Crossing as a key priority for road efficiency, particularly for public transport and freight movements through the east-west corridor.

The Robinson Road Open Level Crossing Replacement Project involved the replacement of the open level rail crossing at Geebung in North Brisbane with an overpass. The project was complicated by a constrained urban environment and active rail corridor.

The project comprised the removal of the existing level crossing, construction of a four-lane road-over-rail overpass, a pedestrian overpass to integrate with Geebung Rail Station, a new signalised intersection, and urban design treatments to mitigate the impact of the project on the local community.

Our Role

SMEC, as part of the Geebung Overpass (GO) Alliance, undertook the design of road and pedestrian bridges, retaining walls, service relocations, lighting, traffic signals and pavements. SMEC also provided hydrologic, hydraulic and geotechnical analysis and environmental management.

The design team were able to incorporate major innovations that improved the overall project outcomes that:

  • Enhanced connectivity and functionality
  • Reduced construction cost and program time
  • Provide a safer solution
  • Delivered a future proof design
  • Satisfy the local community requirements.

Award wins:

  • Project delivered three months early and A$7 million under budget.
  • Received High Commendation in the Collaboration Category at the 2015 Consult Australia Awards for Excellence.
Technical Area:
Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland

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