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Cairns Connect, QLD

Project Background

The $150 million 3.4km Cairns Bruce Highway Project [Queensland] was designed to ease congestion and queuing. Importantly, the project has also improved the safety for pedestrians, runners, cyclists and the disabled with the construction of a new multipurpose pedestrian bridge..

Products/configurations used on project

A modified version of Bikesafe BS45 was used on this project to achieve the desired offset for the top rail. Our design team worked closely with the engineers and to the requirements of the existing specification to ensure we were meeting and exceeding expectations.

  • Bikeway Barrier Bikesafe BS25 & BS45 (modified design)
  • Commercial Balustrade Conectabal CB40
Why was Moddex product selected?

Moddex proprietary modular designs enabled on-site delivery in conjunction with Cairns Connect JV’s six project phases – eliminating temporary edge protection costs, along with potential disruptions to construction productivity. Where measurement variations occurred, our systems offered
installers quick and cost-effective measurement flexibilities to avoid costly project delays.

Achieving Shared Zone Compliance

Compliant with Austroads guidelines for cyclists and Australian Standard AS1428 for access and mobility, Moddex Bikesafe, Assistrail and Conectabal products were configured as one system for a shared pedestrian and cyclist zone with disability access.

No-weld Investment Advantages

Our no-weld systems offer advanced safety benefits for installers, eliminating the need for hot works permits, fire spotters and reducing corrosion for long-term return on investment.

Client comment/feedback:

"CairnsConnect is definitely pleased with our Moddex partnership and the value the organisation brings to us and our customers.

Moddex completed the install within three weeks – this is a 50 per cent saving on time and effort compared to a custom-built system. We had initially provided plans for a wholly fabricated, traditional balustrading system that would arrive on-site as a complete unit. But this may have resulted in construction delays, excessive temporary edge protection costs and large-scale delivery requirements that Moddex avoided for us."


Cairns, Queensland


ALBEM/BMD Joint Venture



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