Award of contract for the Bruce Highway, Boundary Road Interchange Upgrade project
11 March 2016
Joint release with:
Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety
Member for Dickson
Member for Petrie
Member for Longman
The contract to build the new Boundary Road interchange on the Bruce Highway at Narangba has been awarded to BMD Constructions.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said BMD Constructions was selected after 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.
Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey said it was great to see a Queensland company awarded the contact for the new interchange that will increase capacity and make it easier for motorists to access the Bruce Highway, as well as the residential and retail precincts in the Narangba and North Lakes area
“The new four-span concrete bridge will be constructed north of the existing overpass, helping to reduce disruptions to Boundary Road traffic during construction,” Mr Bailey said.
“The upgrade includes the installation of two signalised intersections at the new exit and entry ramps, as well as improved bridge clearance to avoid the need for high loads detouring on other roads.”
Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said the $100.4 million project would involve the construction of a new six-lane bridge over the Bruce Highway, with four through lanes for Boundary Road traffic.
“The bridge will feature a dedicated pedestrian and cycle pathway, and left-slip lanes to provide free flowing access to the highway on-ramps,” Mr Dutton said.
Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth said the extended on and off-ramps would improve safety for motorists entering and exiting the highway.
“These ramps will also enhance the interchange's ability to efficiently handle increasing traffic flows,” Mr Howarth said.
Federal Member for Longman Wyatt Roy said the construction phase would bring jobs and further growth to the region.
“More than 160 jobs will be supported during the life of this project,” Mr Roy said.
Member for Murrumba Chris Whiting said major construction was scheduled to start before the end of the financial year.
“Once completed, this interchange upgrade will make a huge difference to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians accessing this rapidly growing area,” Mr Whiting said.
Member for Kallangur Shane King said the interchange upgrade was vital as volumes increase on the Bruce Highway.
“The upgraded interchange will accommodate future 8-laning of the Bruce Highway. It's anticipated that the project will be completed by mid-2018,” Mr King said.
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.