Road Reconstruction

In this project the intersection at Kennedy Highway and McKell Road was upgraded and widened. This project included road excavation and reconstruction in stages with kerb and channel, concrete V drains and bitumen seal. Traffic management was a key factor in this project due to the undulating terrain and fog which limited visibility. The contract project duration was 60 days, due to the date of award and the festive season works were postponed by RCG to the New Year and the project was completed within 10 working days.

Technical Requirements worked to:

  • Identification of services and liaison with service providers
  • Traffic management
  • Environmental management
  • Pavement excavation
  • Treating subgrade
  • Supply of pavement material
  • Construction of new pavement
  • Bitumen surfacing to new pavement
  • Replacing road edge guide posts
  • Grading of longitudinal drainage
  • Concrete kerbing and V drains

Special Features of Contract

  • Working closely with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to achieve optimum outcomes
  • Working to a restricted timeframe due to the approaching wet season and the Christmas Festive Season
  • Completing a 60-day contract in 10 working days
  • Environmental and quality management
  • Managing traffic in undulating terrain with limited visibility due to fog

Robinson Civil Constructions FNQ Pty Ltd was contracted by Cape Flattery Silica Mine (CFSM) to rehabilitate previously disturbed areas on the mine foreshore. The treatment of the foreshore was to place Elcorock sand filled containers to the batter.

The project was being completed during the time in which time Tropical Cyclone Nathan hit in 2015, causing disruptions to the project, never the less the project was delivered on time and on budget. The project outcome is now considered the highest Elcorock bag structure in Australia.

Works were completed in close consultation with the client, Geofabrics/Elcorock and with ETS Geotechnical engineers who designed the works to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines.

The project consisted of rehabilitation of eroded slopes and batters, placement of Elcorock sand filled containers, and embankment works for the placement of soil nails above the bag structure, construction of a new crane pad area, benching of a hill close to the construction area to win select fill material and to minimise the chance of rock fall.

Works also including construction, reconstruction and widening, general earthworks, all aspects of routine pavements and surfacing’s, project management, environmental risk management, community/stakeholder management and granular pavement. Works were carried out in an environmentally sensitive area on Cape York Peninsula.

 

In this project damaged sections of sealed pavement across the Dimbulah area were milled out utilising a profiler at various depths to a maximum of 300mm dependant on existing.   These sections were replaced with 2.1 gravel and fully sealed with a two coat chip seal. Drainage structures that were built up of sediment and debris were cleared utilising a combination of jet rodder and vacuum truck.  The full project scope consisted of but was not limited to the following:

  • Identification of services and liaison with service providers;
  • Traffic management;
  • Environmental management;
  • Grading of longitudinal drainage;
  • Pavement excavation;
  • Treating subgrade;
  • Supply of pavement material;
  • Construction of new pavement;
  • Bitumen surfacing to new pavement;
  • Replacing road edge guide posts; and
  • Reinstating line marking.



In this project damaged sections of sealed pavement across the Mareeba area were milled out utilising a profiler at various depths to a maximum of 300mm dependant on existing.   The greater portion of these sections were replaced with 2.1 gravel and fully sealed with a two coat chip seal and other sections were replaced with asphalt. Drainage structures that were built up with sediment and debris were cleared utilising a combination of jet rodder and vacuum truck.  The full project scope consisted of but was not limited to the following;

  • Identification of services and liaison with service providers;
  • Traffic management;
  • Environmental management;
  • Grading of longitudinal drainage;
  • Pavement excavation;
  • Treating subgrade;
  • Supply of pavement material;
  • Construction of new pavement;
  • Bitumen surfacing to new pavement;
  • Replacing road edge guide posts; and
  • Reinstating line marking.



 

This project consisted of works through the Daintree World Heritage Area to restore sections of failed pavement after 2 cyclones and monsoonal rain saturated the area. Restoration of unsealed surfaces and re-sheeting works were required with a layer of 150mm of gravel on the majority of the project.

The project was situated over an area of approximately 75km. Further variations to the contract resulted in extending the bitumen seal on Rykers Rd a further 1.5km

Works were being carried out to certain constraints with environment and cultural protection being major factors, throughout the project over 3000 sandbags and 150 metres of silt fencing were installed. Coordinating the delivery of approximately 50,000 tonnes of gravel to the area, Robinson Civil Group had to work closely with Council and the community to ensure the continuation of gravel supply and the safety of road users. Traffic management was a major factor with the roads being heavily utilised by tourists during construction.

Roads completed include:

  • Banabilla Road
  • Bloomfield Road
  • Buchanan Creek Road
  • Camelot Close
  • Cape Kimberley Road
  • Cape Tribulation Road
  • Carbeen Road
  • Cedar Road
  • Evergreen Road
  • Forest Creek Road
  • Ironbark Road
  • Maple Road
  • Old Forest Creek Road
  • Pandanus Road
  • Quandong Road
  • Red Gum Road
  • Roland Road
  • Rykers Road
  • Spurwood Road
  • Thornton Park Drive
  • Turpentime Road
  • White Beech Road




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