In a joint venture with Jacobs, Arup has been appointed as designer for the Fulton Hogan Seymour Whyte Joint Venture (FHSW JV) to construct the Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Delivered on behalf of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, the $929.3 million project will see construction of a six-lane divided highway and provide major upgrades of the Caloundra Road and Sunshine Motorway interchanges in one of Queensland’s highest priority road projects.
The FHSW JV developed an innovative design solution that transforms the Caloundra Road interchange into a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), the first to be built in Australia. The DDI is a unique design for reducing traffic congestion and improving safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. It also uses a smaller footprint than traditional interchange designs.