Monthly Archives: June 2015

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Kingsthorpe Haden Road Bridge reaches practical completion

CMC successfully delivered the Kingsthorpe Haden Road Bridge on 16 June 2015, with local commuters now enjoying full use of this new and improved piece of infrastructure.

Located approximately 1.6 kilometres from the Warrego Highway, CMC was appointed by Toowoomba Regional Council to deliver the Kingsthorpe Haden Road Bridge over Gowrie Creek.

CMC proposed an alternative primer seal design that, once in place, enabled construction to continue across the tie-in areas and through the bulk of the site. The initiative eliminated the need to construct a side track for public traffic and also the requirement to execute complex traffic staging.

Works included construction of the new bridge structure, remediation of the creek banks, removal of the existing road embankment and stabilisation of all exposed earth prior to demobilisation.

Led by project manager, Mr John Deste, the team successfully overcame a number of challenges relating to services relocations, driven piles, and wet weather to deliver the works.

All works were completed with zero LTIs.

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CMC’s smart programming completes North Bundaberg project on time

Friday 12 June 2015, saw the completion of CMC’s Bundaberg – Gin Gin Road Evacuation Route Upgrade (Mount Perry Road).

CMC successfully reached practical completion one day early, with a smart approach to programming allowing stage two works to be commenced concurrently with stage one.

Construction Manager, Glen Mosch said that one of the early challenges faced by the team surrounded construction staging of the side track, with three stages programmed to run consecutively.

“We identified that stage two works were not only labour intensive, but could be started immediately without having a design in place for the side track,” Mr Mosch said.

“Doing this won us significant time on the program which later reduced the impact to program caused by severe wet weather,” he said.

CMC’s scope of work largely involved upgrading an existing road to a level 300mm above the 2013 flood level, providing an evacuation route for the people of North Bundaberg during flooding. Works consisted of road widening, embankment construction, stormwater drainage, pavement works, and the construction of open drains.

Flood mitigation features also included the construction of a ten cell culvert spanning 40 metres to allow flood waters to travel under the main alignment. Two levee banks lined with an Elcoseal liner were also constructed to channel flood waters away from adjoining residential properties.

Mr Mosch also said that traffic, pedestrian and stakeholder management were high priorities for CMC with the project located on one of Bundaberg’s busiest roads (15,000 vpd), and within walking distance of three local schools.

“Traffic and pedestrian management plans were supported by ongoing communication, particularly with each of the three School Principals,” he said.

CMC’s commitment and strong previous relationships within the community were also evident, with excess excavated material donated and delivered as fill for the new hockey pitch and netball courts.