Road Reconstruction

In this project the intersection of the Kennedy Highway and Tichum Quarry access was upgraded. The upgrade consisted of an additional eastbound turning lane into the quarry, and lengthening of the existing acceleration lane west of the quarry entrance. This full scope of works included road excavation and reconstruction, rock protection earthworks and bitumen seal, concrete works and drainage structures and road furniture. The location of project was in a high traffic area and there were restrictions imposed by Department of Transport and Main Roads. Continual access to the quarry needed to be maintained so business conducted by Boral could continue throughout the construction.

Technical Requirements worked to:

  • Identification of services and liaison with service providers
  • Traffic management
  • Environmental management, including silt/sediment management.
  • Pavement excavation
  • Treating subgrade
  • Supply of pavement material
  • Construction of new pavement
  • Bitumen surfacing to new pavement
  • Replacing road edge guide posts
  • Concrete kerbing and V drains
  • Grading of longitudinal drainage
  • Removal and chipping of trees and other vegetation
  • Basic earthworks

Special Features of Contract

  • Working closely with the Boral to achieve optimum outcomes
  • Environmental and quality management
  • Keeping traffic disruptions to a minimum in an extremely high traffic area
  • Ensuring both lanes of the highway remained open during peak hour periods as per TMR guidelines
  • Ensuring access road to the Boral Quarry remained open so people had constant access