This project by Port of Brisbane and Seymour Whyte achieved an 'Excellent' As Built v1.2 IS Rating.
Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) is responsible, through a Road Franchise Agreement with the Department of Main Roads (TMR), for the maintenance and upgrade of Port Drive at Port Gate extending from the end of the Port of Brisbane Motorway (POBM) at Pritchard Street to the Captain Bishop Bridges. PBPL intends to duplicate and upgrade the Lucinda Drive bridge over Port Drive (Port Drive Overpass) as part of the project. PBPL is delivering a $110 million upgrade to Port Drive and the local road network, delivering safer and more efficient port roads. This upgrade, which is being brought forward ahead of capacity demand, will help ensure the Port of Brisbane continues to meet the needs of industry and customers as trade grows. The planned upgrades will include the duplication of Port Drive, the construction of a four-lane overpass over the Port Drive and Kite Street intersection, upgrades to the Tanker Street/Osprey Drive road network as well as the duplication of Lucinda Drive Bridge on Fisherman Islands.
- Port Drive will be widened to accommodate two lanes each way, including a separation barrier for the full length of the road as an additional safety enhancement.
- The construction of a four-lane overpass over the Port Drive and Kite Street intersection, while Kite Street itself will be upgraded to accommodate two lanes in Port Gate.
- The Kite Street and Osprey Drive intersection will be upgraded and improvements will be made to the Tanker Street intersection, including a connection to Osprey Drive to facilitate traffic exiting Tanker Street.
- The design will include a separated path from Pritchard Street to Port Gate (the Caltex service station), which can be used by cyclists.
- During construction, traffic management plans will be in place to ensure the safety of road users and minimise potential disruption.
- A Construction Environment Management Plan will also be in place during construction as part of the project.
This project was congratulated on stakeholder engagement, decision making processes, climate change adaptation and materials reductions. They were also awarded multiple innovations, including 2 Australian-firsts – the Quickcell Super Girder, a new type of pre-stressed concrete bridge girder which enables greater bridge spans; and the use of EME2 high modulus asphalt, which enables reduced asphalt thickness.
To find out more about this project, visit the Port of Brisbane website.