TMR leaders give their time for innovative “Shadow the CEO” program

Congratulations to Zoe Eather, Project Engineer from Customer Service, Safety and Regulation Division who is the successful 2017 candidate for this cutting edge program. The Shadow the CEO program is in its third year and allows the successful candidate to shadow our Director-General, Neil Scales, for one day per week for three months. Zoe says … Read more…

QLDTraffic helps Queenslanders during disaster

Photo of a Road Closed sign in front of a road which is flooded

The landfall and aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Debbie marked the first opportunity for QLDTraffic – TMR’s new traffic and travel information service – to really prove itself during a major emergency on Queensland’s transport network. Built as a modern, flexible replacement for the old 131940 service, QLDTraffic includes a new website and smartphone app, as … Read more…

Heroes Bridge emerges from the flames

At approximately 10pm on Friday 5 September 2014, a truck carrying 50 tonnes of ammonium nitrate rolled over and exploded on the Angellala Creek Bridge approximately 30km south of Charleville on the Mitchell Highway. The force of the explosion not only injured eight people, but destroyed the road bridge over Angellala Creek, irreparably damaged the … Read more…

Foamed bitumen pavements thwart ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Photo of Camp Cable Road on Mt Lindesay Rd intersection underwater during flood

Transport and Main Roads’ investment in research and innovation is paying big dividends in the wake of ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie, with millions of dollars saved through more resilient pavements. The department’s foamed bitumen pavements, which when constructed in the right environment with appropriate stabilisation are more resilient to flooding, have survived unscathed in some of … Read more…

Welcome to our new graduates

2017 TMR graduates

Graduate Induction Week has just wrapped up, kicking off our new graduates’ two-year development program! Graduate Engineer (Program Delivery and Operations), Faiz Rahmansyah, says he “expected a rather technical and generic induction program, but from the first day I was surprised at how engaging the sessions were. They focused on the department’s values and the … Read more…

Less asphalt means more savings, more innovation

Extremely close photo of black asphalt

We’ve partnered with the Australian Road Research Board through the National Asset Centre of Excellence (NACoE) on some exciting new infrastructure research. Our new Technical Note (TN167) describes how thinner asphalt pavements can be used in Queensland’s warm climate without detracting from the pavement performance. With conventional asphalt mixes we expect to be able to … Read more…