Georgiou Group to deliver Bruce Highway – Saltwater Creek bridge upgrade

Construction is underway to improve flood immunity along an 11km section of the Bruce Highway between Maryborough and Torbanlea.

Georgiou Group has been awarded the construction contract to deliver the Bruce Highway – Saltwater Creek bridge north of Maryborough in Queensland.

Construct for a high level bridge and approaches on a new alignment at Saltwater Creek crossing is part of a $103 million flood immunity upgrade project by Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) which is upgrading 12 kilometres of the Bruce Highway between Maryborough and Torbanlea.

The scope of the $103 million project, funded 80:20 by the Australian and Queensland Governments, includes building two new bridges at Saltwater Creek and Deadmans Gully crossing and an upgrade to four existing floodways between Maryborough and Torbanlea.

The floodways and bridges will be constructed to provide a flood immunity for a one-in-100-year flood event. The new bridges will replace the existing Saltwater Creek and Deadmans Gully crossings tp minimise disruption through flood related closures.

Project map for Bruce Highway – Saltwater Creek upgrades. Image: DTMR.

Georgiou Group’s Eastern Region Executive General Manager Gary Georgiou said the project will see Georgiou build on their great relationship with DTMR and the local Maryborough community.

“Having delivered the Bruce Highway (Tinana Interchange) in 2017, our experienced team will be looking forward to getting back to the Maryborough region and delivering another piece of infrastructure that will improve road safety for motorists,” he said.

“The project provides Georgiou with the opportunity to strengthen our road and bridge capability while improving our regional experience. Additionally, the team is committed to investing back into the community by offering a range of training opportunities in regional Queensland.”

Planning for the project started in late 2018. Construction for the new bridge has commenced and will be set for completion by the end of 2023.

Georgiou Group was also recently chosen to carry out the $187.2 million Parkes Bypass construction on Newell Highway in New South Wales, which involves relocating the highway about two kilometres west.

Georgiou Group is also part of the alliance selected to deliver the new METRONET Midland Station in Western Australia, with the company working with McConnell Dowell, Arcadis and BG&E to decommission the existing 53-year-old train station and building a new three-platform station to the east of its existing location.

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