Higher for a better clearance
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Economic growth, social advancement and action against the climate emergency depend largely on investment in infrastructure, sustainable industrial development and technological progress. Today, about 1 billion people live more than 2 km from a roadway, 940 million live without electricity, and 663 million lack improved drinking water sources.
ACCIONA participates in the entire infrastructure construction value chain, from the identification of opportunity, design and execution, to the operation and maintenance of the constructed works, using the most advanced and innovative techniques.
Performance quality and safety are two of the criteria that maximize the company's value proposal in the development of large infrastructure projects and that differentiate it from other competitors in the construction field.
Prior to construction, the Interchange was already used by more than 50,000 vehicles a day. The clearance beneath the existing overpass was a low 4.5 metres which forced heavy road vehicles to detour from the Bruce Highway.
The project built a new, higher overpass over the Highway including pedestrian path and cyclist lane, lengthened and straightened the four on and off-ramps, improved the intersections with local roads as well as installed pedestrian and cycling facilities. The overpass construction was completed in 2015.
- Location: Caboolture, QLD, Australia.
- Contract type: Construction.
- Infrastructure: Improvements made to the Bruce Highway between Caboolture and Caloundra.
- Project value: $AU29 million.
- Year of project completion: 2015