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Wide Bay Burnett Pavement Rehabilitation

Location: Various locations, Wide Bay Burnett Region, Queensland
Client: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Status: Completed October, 2014
Capability: Civil Engineering
Sector: Government, Transport
Service: Construct Only

The FKG Group’s civil engineering team was engaged by the Department of Transport and Main Roads to undertake repairs and rehabilitation on several road networks in the South Burnett and Gympie regions.

In early 2013, the areas sustained significant damage as a result of ex-tropical cyclone Oswald and the following excessive rainfall. Working across 26 roads, the team completed the insitu stabilisation of existing pavement material with an overlay of granular pavement material, which was finished with a Polymer Modified Binder double/double seal running surface. The rehabilitation works also included shape correction of existing roads, removal of unsuitable materials, regrading and protective treatment of table drains, rebuilding shoulders, installation of precast drainage structures, environmental management planning, and associated civil and concrete works.

With high volumes of traffic passing through the sites and the team required to work alongside heavy vehicles, light vehicles, buses and road trains; a detailed Traffic Management Plan was implemented to further enhance the safety of the site team, subcontractors, and road users.

The wide geographical location of sites presented a challenge in terms of managing the logistics of materials and water for the site team. Careful management of programming and high attention to detail in the pre-planning phase ensured the team were able to liaise with suppliers earlier to make sure resources were delivered at the required times.

Knowing that the impending wet season could hinder progress, the team established additional stand-alone stabilising crews to complete their own programme of works across the sites. This level of meticulous programming allowed the team to deliver the project earlier than proposed. The team successfully completed rehabilitation works across the 26 roads and delivered the project three weeks early, avoiding the wet season.

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