Leighton Contractors Ipswich Motorway Project - Wacol to Darra

14 December 2009

The SAFElink Alliance - Leighton Contractors, Main Roads, BMD Constructions, Arup and Maunsell Australia - was awarded the AUS 678 million (US$ million) design and construct contract for the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade - Wacol to Darra by Queensland’s Department of Main Roads. The work included widening the Ipswich Motorway from four to six lanes, widening the Centenary Highway interchange to a multi level system interchange, construction of new bridges over Bullockhead and Sandy Creeks and the Ipswich rail line at Centenary Highway, removal of motorway access and exit points at Campbell Avenue and Akenside Street at Wacol, and Bullockhead Street at Sumner, provision of new pedestrian and cyclist paths and constructing earthworks and bridge works for Darra to Springfield rail line passing through the Centenary Highway interchange. The project started in January 2007 and was completed in December 2009.
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