SMEC has been engaged by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads to provide construction administration services on the $514.3 million Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade in North Queensland.
According to a statement from SMEC, the project scope includes construction of five new bridges, two highway overpasses of existing cane- tramway open-level crossings and the upgrade of 13.5km of the Bruce Highway across the Haughton River floodplain.
The statement said the project is progressing under a ‘design and construct’ model, with The Infrastructure Group to design and deliver the upgrades. SMEC will ensure the construction contract is executed in accordance with the terms of the contract.
“SMEC looks forward to working with TMR and TIG to deliver this significant project which will greatly reduce flooding closures and improve safety on the Bruce Highway in North Queensland”, the statement read.