Sunshine Motorway “Pacific Paradise” Bridges, SE Qld

Sunshine Motorway “Pacific Paradise” Bridges, SE Qld (2007 – 2009) 

This $12.6m contract was for the construction of two bridges on the busy Sunshine Motorway, just north of Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast. The works were undertaken for the Department of Transport & Main Roads (TMR) by a Bellero-ARK joint venture (Bellero Constructions was an SGQ predecessor company, with both Mark Goodwin – current SGQ Managing Director – and Bob Goodwin, as Directors of Bellero). 

Scope of Work

  • One four-span bridge
  • One two-span bridge
  • Traffic management
  • Dewatering works
  • Piling
  • Abutment & pier works
  • Bridge decks with precast parapets
  • Balustrading
  • Abutment zone earthworks / backfill

Notable Aspects

  • Substantial bridge construction works over a major motorway roundabout
  • Traffic and construction staging planning and execution to deal with the busy traffic loads
  • Due to the efforts of the site team, the local stakeholders were very satisfied with the minimal disruption during the construction activities
  • Collaborative working with TMR was undertaken throughout the works and enhanced project outcomes
  • Value engineering options identified by the JV included the following adopted measure:
    • Lightweight Fly ash material from the local power station was used to fill / backfill abutment zones to minimize settlement

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