Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Tender Support

Description of Project

The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing will be 41km bypass route of Toowoomba, running to the north of the city. It will provide an alternative range crossing and is proposed to include a twin tunnel with capacity for two lanes in each direction. The tunnels will be approximately 780m in length and have a minimum posted speed of 80 kilometres per hour.

The $1.6+ billion road project will be funded by the federal and state governments on an 80:20 basis. It will connect to the Warrego Highway near Helideon, travel to the north of Toowoomba, and connect to the Gore Highway 17km south-west of Toowoomba. This road will become a gateway to the developing energy sector in the Surat Basin, whilst removing significant heavy vehicle movements from the local streets of Toowoomba. Safety for road users will be significantly improved by reducing traffic on the existing Warego Highway, which includes steep 10% grades, tight corners, and is frequently disrupted by rockfalls.

Bamser Involvement in the Project

Bamser were engaged on the project during the tendering phase to assist the RangeLink JV with construction planning and constructability analysis. Major RangeLink JV participants included Bouygues, Fulton Hogan and Wagners. Specifically, Bamser provided support in the following areas:

• Development of site layout and accesses for both tunnelling and back end works for identified sites;
• Preparation of method statements for tender submission
• Development back end works methodologies and programming. Particularly optimisation of pavements;
• Development of production rates for back end works;
• Assist in development of construction programme and costings; and
• Sourcing of tender pricing for major procurement items.

Bamser Contact

Tim Brown Director - Major Project Delivery
(07) 3217 5153

Project Details

Client / Queensland Government (Transport and Main Roads)

Location / Toowoomba, Queenslandq

Infrastructure Owner / Rangelink JV (Bouygues, Fulton Hogan & Wagners)

Project Value / $1.6 billion

Timeframe / November 2014 — February 2015

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