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The many complex structures along the 41 km alignment, such as the 800m viaduct and New England Highway dual arch bridges, were considered just some of the innovative features. In addition, the financial structure, community engagement and legacy projects contributed to the overall project innovation. Presented by AI Global and Built Magazine the Infrastructure category focusses on organisations or individuals demonstrating innovation.
The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing is funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments through a Private Partnership Project contract arrangement and took a partnership approach with three levels of Government to ensure smooth delivery and exceptional outcomes.
Nexus Infrastructure, CEO, John Hagan said it had been recognised as an outstanding project due to the focus on outcomes between all parties within the P3, with local government and within the community at large.
“We recognise innovation comes in many forms and this Public Private Partnership has been a success from the very beginning, and we are honoured to be recognised as an innovator in road construction."
During its construction, the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing has injected millions of dollars into the local economy through its employment, contracting and training programs.
Australian Industry is expected to reap significant ongoing benefits from the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing when it opens later this year including a reduction in vehicle operating costs and travel times, improved freight efficiency, and enhanced access for over-size vehicles and all classes of dangerous goods vehicles travelling on the major freight routes that connect Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
The design and construction will be in charge of Ferrovial Agroman.