Bruce Highway Realignment

Construction of approximately 5km of Bruce Highway on a new alignment including an overpass bridge and abutments

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Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland


Brandon (near Ayr), QLD


Design and Construct

Contract Value

$34 Million

Start Date

September 2012

Completion Date

June 2014

Decmil was awarded a contract for the construction of approximately 5km of Bruce Highway on a new alignment in the area Southwest of Ayr (QLD), heading northwards, including an overpass bridge and abutments over a local road and rail (two span bridge), major rock fill across difficult terrain (wetlands), passing lane and new facilities for a rest area at the Sandy Corner rest stop.

The scope of works included:

  • 160,000m3 earthworks for a preload embankment on 2m thick rock blanket with a five month settlement period
  • 2 multicell culverts (50m and 90m wide approx.) and other culvert/concrete drainage
  • Cane rail/road overpass with 7m high embankment approaches
  • Cement modified pavement, bitumen sealing and associated road furniture works
  • Traffic management
  • Intensive environmental and cultural heritage monitoring and management
  • Project management works

A feature of the project is the design and construction of the rail overpass over the cane rail track that services Wilmar’s Brandon sugar mill. This demonstrates Decmil’s capability to economically and expeditiously deliver a project using smart engineering solutions from our in-house design and construction team.

Delivering solutions.

We are committed to outstanding project management and delivery regardless of the scale or the intricacy of the work.