Monaro Highway Duplication

Shared Services Procurement and ACT Government

Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Better access and reduced congestion for commuters.

Setting up the future of a major freight route

With the Monaro Highway set to become a major freight route, the $18m upgrade was necessary to cater for future traffic predictions and to ease congestion for 40,000 daily motorists.

Collaboration key to success

Calibre Built Environment needed to work seamlessly with the client and contractor and to meet rigorous reporting requirements was key to the success of this federally-funded, locally-managed project.

The upgrade included duplicating 1.5km of highway, as well as new bridges over a rail line. The duplicated road provides an additional two traffic lanes plus a wide shoulder appropriate for on-road cycling. Project highlights include:

  • Realignment of southbound entry ramp from Newcastle Street
  • Installation of bridge safety screens
  • Relocation of existing Googong bulk supply watermain
  • Construction of new single span bridge over the Canberra/Queanbeyan railway line
  • Construction of new cast in-situ concrete box girder bridge

The individuals who represented Calibre on this project provided a balance of experience and enthusiasm which drove the project effectively. The true test of performance of Calibre was during negotiations around variations and project closure. The commitment and cooperation with the client and contractor ensured the project outcomes met the objectives. The result is a quality piece of infrastructure which has provided significant benefit to the community.

Ben McHugh, Manager – Major Capital Works, Roads ACT


Built Environment

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