Contractor Announced for Gateway Motorway Earthworks

Media Release


22 July 2014

Joint release with:

Scott Emerson

Queensland Minister for
Transport and Main Roads

One of Queensland's biggest road projects is moving onto the starting blocks, with Fulton Hogan named as the successful tenderer for the early works package on the Gateway Motorway North project at Nudgee in northern Brisbane.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said Fulton Hogan had been awarded the contract to carry out important earthworks and drainage upgrades beside the existing Gateway Motorway.

“Fulton Hogan is currently constructing other Queensland projects including upgrading the busy Warrego Highway and Brisbane Valley Highway intersection at Blacksoil. The company was also involved in the successful Dinmore to Goodna upgrade of the Ipswich Motorway,” Mr Truss said.

“This milestone is great news for more than 75,000 drivers using the motorway daily—the Gateway Motorway North project will not only improve journey times for motorists, but also improve freight efficiency along the National Freight Network.

“The appointment of Fulton Hogan to carry out these early works literally prepares the ground for the full upgrade of the motorway between Nudgee and Bracken Ridge.”

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Scott Emerson said the earthworks would involve building part of the new embankment for the future realigned motorway and extending some of the major drainage structures.

“Fulton Hogan will be moving more than 200,000 cubic metres of soil and rock for this new section of the motorway to improve road safety and traffic efficiency,” Mr Emerson said.

“The Gateway Motorway North project will include widening 11.3 kilometres of motorway from four to six lanes between Nudgee and Bracken Ridge, upgrading the Nudgee Interchange and widening the Deagon Deviation to two lanes in each direction.

“The early works are expected to be completed mid next year and major construction should get underway shortly thereafter.”

The Gateway Motorway North project is funded by the Australian and Queensland governments.