The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing is a 41km road bypass route north of Toowoomba. Since the TSRC opened in September 2019, there has been a significant improvement to the traffic flow in the Toowoomba Region. The new road has diverted almost 80% of the heavy commercial vehicles which trundled through Toowoomba’s CBD every day. Not to mention, the avoidance of 18 sets of traffic lights and the reduction of travel time, has increased freight efficiencies significantly.
One of the standout features on the project was the construction of an 800m long viaduct. Crossing over the railway line, through the Lockyer Valley region, the bridge stands 50m high at its tallest point. Truly a magnificent engineering masterpiece.
Due to its location amongst ancient volcanic and mountains terrain, the project presented multiple geotechnical challenges. Amidst these difficulties, safety must come first. As with all iconic structures, the safety of the users comes foremost.
Nexus came to Kenro, to manufacture 1600m of Anti-climb screens to line the side of the Viaduct. To prevent unauthorised access and high-risk behaviours, the Anti-climb screens are designed to be difficult to climb. Along with the Anti-climb screens, Kenro also manufactured steel cover plates and antiglare screens for the TSRC. Regular and open communication was the key to making the project a success. By working closely with Nexus, Kenro was able to deliver a quality product, to the client’s exact requirements, to the TMR specifications required.
The team at Kenro were very excited to be part of such an awesome project which has brought so many benefits to the local community! A hearty thanks to those who instigated the project!