New Norcia Bypass Project
Client: Decmil Group
Duration: May 2016 to August 2017
QTM team(s): QTM Engineering, QTM Traffic Management
Services: Traffic management design, RTM review, traffic control
QTM Engineering and QTM Traffic Management have been awarded the traffic management planning and traffic control works from local contractor Decmil Group, who recently won the contract for construction of the New Norcia Bypass. The new 6km bypass redirects traffic from the Great Northern Highway on to a bypass route east of the historic monastic town of New Norcia and includes construction of a new 88m bridge over Moore River and a scenic lookout over the town. New Norcia features 27 buildings classified by the National Trust and the aim of the bypass is to remove heavy vehicles from the townsite and allow future development and restoration of the town. Construction started in May 2016 and is set to be completed in August 2017. The $29.8m project is jointly funded by the federal and state governments with planning and assessment undertaken by Jacobs and Arup.
So far, QTM Engineering have developed a total of 29 RTM assessed Traffic Control Diagrams for the project, together with a Site Traffic Management Plan. QTM Traffic Management have been mobilised to New Norcia to commence the construction phase in early June and will likely remain on-site for the full duration of the project.
For more information about the project, including construction updates, visit the Main Roads WA website at https://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/BuildingRoads/Projects/Regional/Pages/GNH_Muchea_Wubin.aspx