Urraween-Nissen-Madsen Rd Intersections, Urraween- Kawungan

Urraween-Nissen-Madsen Rd Intersections / Urraween- Kawungan Distributor, Hervey Bay, Qld (2013-2014)

These $20m works were undertaken for Fraser Coast Regional Council (FCRC). The initial scope was for the reconstruction & realignment of 0.8m of dual carriageway distributor road, together with the relocation and signalisation of two intersections. It also included the construction of 2.6km of 600mm diameter trunk watermain. The next stage entailed constructing 2.8km of distributor road with two signalised intersections and four major roundabouts.

Scope of Work

  • 3.6kms of road reconstruction
  • 2.6kms of 600 dia. GRP trunk water-main
  • Four signalised intersections
  • Four major roundabouts 
  • 60,000 m3 of earthworks
  • 5,300 m of stormwater drainage
  • 13,500m3 of cement treated base-course (CTB) pavements
  • 21,000m3 of granular pavements
  • 8,000 to. of asphalt
  • 8,200m of electrical, lighting and signal conduits and cabling

Notable Aspects

  • Extensive urban roadworks and service relocations and installations
  • Working beside two schools and two hospitals, with multiple associated health providers.
  • Detailed traffic management included multi-staging around works and delayed service relocations, to ensure access to both hospitals and other stakeholders
  • Works execution had to be undertaken around and over the water-main and multiple service relocations (by
  • both FCRC and our own team)
  • Service works included details such as having live Telstra conduits on our subgrades at times, the removal of old AC water-mains, redesign of the water-main route during the works and live trunk water-main connections 
  • Significant rock excavation works were undertaken beside the major Hervey Bay Hospital
  • Detailed stakeholder and community engagement and management were required throughout the works, including especially with respect to the adjacent hospitals and schools and for the water-main relocation works
  • Constructive collaboration between SGQ and FCRC throughout, with good working relations and enhanced project outcomes accordingly
  • Value engineering options identified by SGQ included the following adopted measures:
    • Saved over $200,000 by initiating the redesign of a large box culvert to an in-situ culvert solution

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