|Location:||Cunningham Highway, Ipswich, Queensland|
|Client:||Department of Transport and Main Roads|
|Status:||Completed September, 2017|
|Service:||Bulk Earthworks, Concrete, Drainage, Pavements|
The FKG Group was contracted to deliver pavement rehabilitation works along the Cunningham Highway for Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR). Works included upgrades between chainage 38.600 to 41.600 and improvements to drainage within the section including culvert replacement, removal of existing subsoil drains and construction of new table drains.
The project was the first FKG Group project where plant-mixed foamed bitumen material was self-performed. To facilitate this, the project educated in-house operators to run the KMA plant. Various materials were tested and within the first attempt the required modulus results were achieved.
This project improved the flood immunity on this section of the Cunningham Highway, a key freight route for over 5000 vehicles per day, with 28% of those being heavy vehicles. The highway links South East Queensland to southern freight markets including Sydney and is a major freight route to and from regional communities in New South Wales and south-west Queensland. Local freight, especially agricultural produce, is also dependent on this corridor. The upgrade provided a smooth, safe pavement surface.
$2.5million of the project was funded by the state Government, with a further $10million funded by the federal Government.