Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester announced in a statement that BMD Constructions has been selected for the contract following a competitive tender process involving four shortlisted companies.
“We are a step closer to commencing this important infrastructure project, which will improve capacity and safety for motorists and pedestrians in this rapidly growing area just north of Brisbane on the Bruce Highway,” Mr. Chester said.
The upgrade includes the construction of a new six-lane bridge over the Bruce Highway, with four lanes for Boundary Road traffic. Two signalised intersections at the new exit and entry ramps, as well as improved bridge clearance will be installed in the upgrade.
The bridge will also feature a dedicated pedestrian and cycle pathway, and left-slip lanes to provide free flowing access to the highway on-ramps.
More than 160 jobs will be supported during the life of the project and major construction is scheduled to begin before the end of the financial year
The $100.4 million Bruce Highway, Boundary Road Interchange Upgrade project is jointly funded with the Australian Government committing up to $80.3 million and the Queensland Government contributing $20.1 million.
The project is expected to be completed by mid-2018.