Seymour Whyte has been awarded the Bruce Highway – Pine River to Caloundra Road Smart Motorways (Stage 2) project – along a 60km section of the highway, north of Brisbane in Queensland.

The project reinforces our capabilities in delivering smart motorway infrastructure, recently demonstrated in the delivery of Sydney’s M4 Smart Motorway – which was awarded an Australian National 2021 Award for Excellence by the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF), Australia’s peak national body for the civil construction sector.

John Kirkwood Seymour Whyte Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer said the project will continue to broaden Seymour Whyte’s capability in intelligent transport systems for Smart Motorways.

“The Bruce Highway – Pine River to Caloundra Road Smart Motorways Stage 2 project builds on our success in major road upgrades and diversification strategy which sees us expand our offering and portfolio in intelligent transport systems for Smart Motorways,” he said.

“This project is an essential addition to our road, rail, airport and water infrastructure projects portfolio that our highly experienced teams are delivering across Australia.”

Will MacDonald Seymour Whyte Northern Region General Manager said, “Having delivered the Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway and M4 Smart Motorway projects successfully with exemplary performances in live-traffic management, we have the expertise in the safe delivery of infrastructure in high-volume traffic corridors.”

“We are very pleased to have been selected to work on behalf of Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads and look forward to bringing our expertise to the Bruce Highway Smart Motorway Stage 2 project and working with local communities to deliver this key piece of transport infrastructure.”

The works will include installing ramp signals, variable speed limit and message signs, vehicle detection systems, and CCTV cameras as well as ramp widening works at key locations along the Bruce Highway.

Intelligent transport systems work together to deliver safer, smoother, and more reliable travel times for motorists by managing traffic in real-time to reduce stop-start travel, improve safety, and offer more reliable travel times.

A key feature of the project will be introducing ramp signalling at the following interchanges:
• Anzac Avenue interchange northbound entry ramp
• Boundary Road interchange northbound entry ramp
• Uhlmann Road interchange northbound entry ramp
• Buchanan Road interchange northbound and southbound entry ramps
• Caboolture-Bribie Island Road interchange southbound entry ramp.

The project is expected to be completed in 2024, weather and construction conditions permitting.