Seymour Whyte JV wins $481M Bruce Highway project in Cairns

Seymour Whyte – as part of the HSA Consortium with John Holland and AECOM – will deliver the design and construction of the $481 million Bruce Highway Upgrade between Edmonton and Gordonvale near Cairns.

Construction is expected to start in early 2020 and conclude in 2023.

Will MacDonald, Seymour Whyte Regional Manager – Northern said Seymour Whyte is excited to be delivering this significant infrastructure investment for Far North Queensland.

“We are pleased to contribute our cost-effective design and construction solutions to develop and deliver the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ planned public transport and associated community benefits.”

“Seymour Whyte has a demonstrated capability of delivering infrastructure in Queensland and beyond.”

“The Bruce Highway upgrade will improve the lives of many people, saving time and better connecting communities in North Queensland.”

“This is an exciting project for Seymour Whyte where we can draw from our expertise in delivering vital infrastructure projects for our communities.”

“Delivering new transport infrastructure within complex brownfield environments is a core Seymour Whyte capability. Our priority is the safe and efficient management of the live road network during construction, sustainability, maximising opportunities for local participation as well as creating a legacy for the community,” Mr MacDonald added.

The 10.5km upgrade includes the duplication of the two-lane highway to four lanes, new service roads and bridges, a cycleway, as well as a 4.7km rail realignment of the Queensland Rail North Coast Line to accommodate the duplicated highway.