The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project has been recognised nationally as one of the best construction projects.
The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project has been recognised nationally as one of the best construction projects. Nexus

Range Crossing one of best construction projects in country

THE Toowoomba Second Range Crossing has been recognised nationally as one of the best construction projects in the country.

The $1.6 billion project was one of four finalists in the running for the the Australian Construction Achievement Award, selected by the Australian Constructors Association and Engineers Australia.

While the project didn't come out with the award, all parties involved with the Range Crossing feel honoured to be recognised.

The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, being built by Nexus Delivery, is the largest Australian Government funding commitment to a single road project in Queensland's history.

Costs for the project are funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments through a private partnership project contract arrangement, with the Australian Government contributing $1.137 billion and Queensland Government contributing the remainder.

Project director for Nexus Delivery, Mike Millar, said everyone involved in the design and construction was pleased to be recognised by being a finalist for the annual awards.

"We thank the Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley regions for their support to make this project a reality," he said.

"They have welcomed, worked on and supplied goods for the project to help make it the great success story that it is."

Winners of the annual awards were announced at a black-tie gala awards ceremony on Thursday, May 23 in Sydney.