The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, constructed by ACCIONA and Ferrovial, has been recognised by Engineering News-Record, the leading engineering sector publication in the USA, as one of the world’s most inclusive construction projects.
This award recognises project management excellence, specifically the working environment created around the construction of this project, which was notable for its inclusive culture.
The major challenges associated with executing this project included the language barriers between key members of the project and various subcontractors, as none of them spoke English.To overcome this challenge, ACCIONA’s consortium provided Spanish and English classes to everyone in the different teams involved on the project.This initiative helped to create an inclusive culture and facilitate communication between the parties, thereby improving the project’s efficiency.
In 2015, the consortium that included ACCIONA was selected to construct the Toowoomba Bypass, the largest highway project carried out in the state of Queensland.
In addition to its construction, the project included the design and financing, and the operational and maintenance of this 41 km infrastructure for a period of 25 years, which was constructed to improve traffic conditions in the region and reduce the amount of heavy traffic passing through the city’s centre.The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing was opened in September 2019.