CIMIC Group’s construction company, CPB Contractors, will deliver approximately 10.5 kilometres of new four-lane divided highway, including seven bridge structures, on a new and improved alignment between Traveston and Woondum, south of Gympie.
“CIMIC and CPB Contractors’ proven history in managing sensitive environmental issues, transport capabilities and major project experience position us to deliver this section of the Bruce Highway upgrade and similar projects in the Australian infrastructure pipeline,” said CIMIC Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Marcelino Fernández Verdes in a statement.
CPB Contractors Managing Director Román Garrido also said in the statement that the project will improve safety and enhance the state’s regional road network operations. “Working closely with QTMR, our team is focused on managing the environmental constraints, delivering value for money, mitigating construction impacts and achieving the project’s planned operational and community benefits.”
Over the life of the Section C project (including the work undertaken by CPB Contractors) the QTMR expects a substantial boost to the local economy, with the overall project supporting an average of 684 direct jobs.
Construction of the major works is expected to start in early 2016 and finish by mid-2018.
The Bruce Highway – Cooroy to Curra upgrade is being delivered in four sections with Section C being the third project to be delivered. The upgrade is designed to meet future transport needs of south-east Queensland and will separate long distance from local traffic movements, allowing the highway to function as a safe, efficient, high-volume corridor.