Jacobs Engineering has been appointed as a member of the Fulton Hogan Seymour Whyte joint venture (FHSW JV) to provide design services for the Bruce Highway Upgrade Project in Queensland, Australia.
The FHSW JV includes Fulton Hogan, the Seymour Whyte Group, Jacobs and Arup.
The $860M project will include the widening of the highway to six lanes and the delivery of major upgrades on the Caloundra Road and Sunshine Motorway interchanges.
The JV has developed a new design solution for the project that includes a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) at Caloundra Road — set to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
Jacobs’ senior vice president of buildings and infrastructure Patrick Hill said: “We’re delighted to be a member of the FHSW JV and contribute our world class design expertise to this important transport project for Queensland and Australia.
“We look forward to working closely with our JV partners and the Queensland Government over the coming years.”
Detailed design has started, and major construction work is anticipated to commence in mid-2017. The project, being executed on behalf of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, is set to be complete in late 2020.
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