Time is running out for construction companies to lodge an application to be considered for major works to Section C of the Bruce Highway upgrade between Traveston and Woondum.
Due to start in early 2016, the Bruce Highway project has been fast tracked in order for the works to begin to help tackle the expected increase in daily traffic volume which is expected to rise from around 18,000 to 21,000 over the next five years, and to more than double to 42,000 over the next 35 years.
The two stage approach to delivering the project is set to improve travel times and safety for motorists and heavy vehicles, the works will also help minimise disruptions and road closures due to flooding and road maintenance work.
Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey said this highly competitive two-stage tender process will involve in-depth consideration of initial non-price submissions and shortlisting of prequalified contractors.
“The first stage will require contractors to outline their experience in delivering major infrastructure projects with a strong focus on the management of endangered fauna, and the use of effective erosion and sediment control,” Mr Bailey said.
“The second stage enables shortlisted contractors to tender for a Transport Infrastructure Construction Contract to undertake the major works.
“It is anticipated that the successful tenderer will be announced in early 2016 with construction to begin as soon as possible after that. The Section C project will provide a substantial boost to local economy, supporting an average of around 700 direct jobs over the life of the project.”
The project is jointly funded based on an 80:20 funding contribution between the Australian and Queensland Governments and contractors wishing to take part must lodge their applications by the 19th of October 2015.
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