Nicklin Way Upgrade Project, Sunshine Coast

Nicklin Way Upgrade Project, Sunshine Coast, SE Qld (2018 – 2019)

The $4.2m Nicklin Way project involved construction of an additional through-lane northbound from the Sunshine Coast Stadium, connecting onto the existing third lane north of Waterview St, including new traffic signals at Production Ave and reconstruction of traffic signals at Waterview St and Main Dr, to accommodate the additional lane. Traffic volumes along Nicklin Way exceeded 45,000 vehicles per day. The client was the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).

Scope of Work

  • Construct additional northbound lane, on this very busy arterial road
  • Earthworks and pavement widening under traffic
  • Major deep-lift asphalt to the additional lane
  • Traffic signals to three revised intersections
  • Electrical and lighting works
  • Concrete pavings
  • Landscaping
  • PUP management
  • Traffic management of high traffic volumes

Notable Aspects

  • Extremely tight site constraints
  • Very heavy urban traffic – over 45,000 vehicles per day
  • Extensive multi-stage traffic management required
  • Traffic signals had to be kept operative throughout
  • Extensive nightworks required to minimise disruptions to business and traffic on one of the city’s busiest arterials
  • All pedestrian pathways had to be kept available throughout
  • Major HD deep-lift AC pavements
  • Service intensive environment
  • Extension use of vacuum-location devices to identify existing services
  • Use of light-weight machinery to avoid damage to vulnerable AC watermains below
  • Under-boring of electrical services for new traffic signals and power lines 
  • Erection of light poles and traffic poles in close proximity to private premises 
  • Extensive stakeholder & community liaison & management, including TMR, Sunshine Coast Council, Unitywater, Telstra, NBN, Optus, local residents, passengers, general public & motorists
  • Positive relationships maintained between SGQ and TMR to ensure optimal solutions to site and logistical issues 

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