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KBR wins design work at Australian port

26 Jul 12 KBR has won a design services contract for road and rail works at the Port of Esperance in Western Australia.

The work is part of an overall AU$120m (£80m) upgrade designed to facilitate future growth of the port and improve safety for all users by separating local traffic from road and rail freight.

KBR, as a consultant to John Holland, will provide detailed design for grade-separation of the main road and rail accesses to the port. In addition, the local roads and pedestrian/cyclist facilities will be separated. The design will allow for the later expansion of the harbour road from two to four lanes. KBR’s scope also covers associated drainage, structures and electrical design.

Under the upgrade, 1.8 km of Harbour Road will be realigned to enter the port on the south side of the railway, while the railway will be relocated via a tunnel under Harbour Road to enter the port on the northern side. Two road bridges and a pedestrian/cycle underpass will separate local traffic from the new road and rail line to the port.

Completion of the upgrade is scheduled for December 2013.

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