Urraween-Nissen-Madsen Rd Intersections / Urraween- Kawungan Distributor, Hervey Bay

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 water-main. The next stage entailed constructing 2.8km of distributor road with two signalised intersections and four major roundabouts.

Key scope of works:

  • 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 tonne of asphalt
  • 8,200m of electrical, lighting and signal conduits and cabling

Notable aspects of the project:

  • Extensive urban roadworks and service relocations and installations
  • Working beside two schools and two hospitals, with multiple associated health providers.
  • Detailed traffic management involving multiple-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 the Principal and our own team
  • Such 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 undertaking trunk water-main live connections
  • Significant rock excavation works had to be 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
  • A number of value engineering options were identified by SGQ, including the following adopted measure:
    • Saved over $200,000 by initiating the redesign of a large box culvert to an in-situ culvert solution
  • Throughout the works there was constructive collaboration between SGQ and Fraser Coast Regional Council, with good working relations and enhanced project outcomes accordingly