CLIENT: Main Roads WA
TIMEFRAME: June 2007 – December 2007
VALUE: AUD$13.2 million
The new Broome Bypass separated heavy haulage vehicles from the town. This significantly improved safety for local residents as well as reducing travel time for heavy haulage vehicles.
The new alignment connected Broome Highway to Port Drive via Gubinge Road, allowing road trains and other heavy vehicles to bypass the city centre when travelling to and from Broome Port.
The new road has greatly improved safety for pedestrians and motorists, and provided road trains with more efficient through-access to the port. Noise and pollution levels in the Broome townsite have also been reduced significantly as a result of heavy haulage vehicles being diverted away from the centre.
Major features of the works delivered by Highway Construction include construction of 2km of new road and 1.3km of dual carriageway on the new route.
Works also comprised the upgrade of major intersections along Gubinge Road to include two-lane roundabouts to cater for road trains.
Major multi-barrel culverts were installed by local subcontractor BC Coastal and substantial areas of asphalt were laid to improve serviceability for road train movements, and to reduce general road noise from vehicles.
The project incorporated complex traffic control, which was required to handle the mix of trucks, residential and tourist traffic.
It was also characterised by significant land holder and Aboriginal community liaison to ensure community conscious and environmentally sensitive delivery.