Maroochy Boulevard Intercgange

Principal: Maroochy Shire Council/Qld Department of Transport and Main Roads

Consultant: Maroochy Shire Council

Location: Maroochydore, Qld

Contract Value: $18,000,000

Completion Date: September 2007


The project was managed by Maroochy Shire Council as a joint funding partnership between Maroochy Shire Council and the QLD Department of Main Roads.

The works involved the construction of 2 bridges, (1 crossing live traffic), flexible pavement on and off ramps, stormwater drainage including RCP and RCBC drainage adjacent to live traffic and a wetland area.

The location provided soft ground conditions where rock platforms were required to provide solid foundations on a large proportion of the site. 

Bridgework construction was undertaken in stages to avoid working above live traffic. Part of this construction staging involved the construction of a temporary side track in a confined area adjacent to live traffic on the Sunshine Motorway.

Scope of Work

The scope of work included:


  • Prestressed and cast in-situ piles
  • Reinforced concrete piers and headstocks
  • Pre-stressed concrete T-Girder substructure
  • Reinforced earth retaining wall abutments
  • Abutment protection and rock pitching
  • Removal of existing bridge abutment adjacent to live traffic


  • Removal of existing pavement
  • Unbound and plant mixed stabilised pavement
  • Concrete
  • W-Beam and steel wire rope barriers
  • Traffic signals
  • Signs, line marking, fencing and street lighting.
  • Dense and open graded asphalt pavements


  • Clearing and grubbing as well as topsoil stripping
  • Bulk excavation and embankment construction
  • Treatment of Acid Sulphate Soils
  • Removal of extensive unsuitable material and construction of rock fill working platform


  • Drainage structures including extension of RCP and RCBC drainage structures under existing motorway
  • Removal and plugging of redundant pipework.
  • Construction of wire mattresses
  • Landscaping including hydromulching and turf