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Rabbit

CMC’s Alex Walker Rescues Pet Rabbit From Danger!

Recently on site Alex Walker (our Community Advisor / Administrator on the Wyong Road Upgrade) rescued a pet rabbit which was on the main road in serious danger of getting run over or causing a traffic accident.

Alex took the rabbit back to her office, and nurtured the rabbit with cuddles, food and water.

Alex then used her community knowledge and made enquiries throughout the local area and succeeded in tracking down the owner.

The rabbit, whom we now know as Jessica, was reunited with her grateful owners once they returned from work.

…Alex cried a little but she’s ok now.

Roundabout sign at Gooding Dr

CMC Awarded – Nerang-Broadbeach Road Upgrade (Gooding Drive Roundabout), Gold Coast

CMC has recently been awarded the Nerang-Broadbeach Road Upgrade (Gooding Drive Roundabout) project.

This project is to separate through and turning lanes with the addition of a third lane on Gooding Drive (east).

This will include extending the left turn slip lane from Nerang-Broadbeach road (south) onto Gooding Drive (east).

Works will provide a new free-flow slip lane for northbound traffic turning left from Gooding Drive (west) onto Nerang-Broadbeach Road.

Works included in the project is to provide partial signalisation on Gooding Drive (east) and Robina Parkway (north) for vehicles entering the roundabout and new line marking and signage to improve driver ease.

The key benefits of this upgrade include:

  • Improved traffic flow
  • Higher capacity
  • Provide overall network benefits
  • Pedestrian and cyclist connections improved
  • Accommodate additional traffic on Nerang-Broadbeach Road (anticipated during the 2018 Commonwealth Games)

Works were to commence in April 2017 for completion in September 2017 but due to resumptions the project has been delayed, now commencing 5 June 2017.

However, CMC will undertake flood repair works for the Department of Transport and Main Roads – Gold Coast on the Pine Creek road with the project team.

Road at Gooding Dr 170405 Pathway at Gooding Dr 170405 CQ1032_Locality Plan

 

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CMC Awarded – Cape River Bridge Upgrade

CMC has recently been awarded the Cape River Bridge Upgrade project located on the Gregory Development Road at Cape River, approximately 113 kilometres south of Charters Towers.

The upgrade involves the demolition of the existing Cape River Bridge and causeway and the construction of a new, higher and wider 200-metre-long bridge approximately 2 kilometres of approach roads located 50-metres to the east of the existing structure.

The key benefits of this upgrade include:

  • Improved flood immunity and reduced road closures
  • Improved road safety and better driving conditions for locals
  • Improved access between Emerald and Charters Towers
  • Improved year-round freight access to inland communities and the Townsville Port.

Works commenced on the 3rd April 2017 for completion Mid 2018.

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Stage 2A Removal of roundabout, islands

CMC Awarded – CN1002 Wyong Road Upgrade

In November 2015 CMC was awarded by RMS the Wyong Road Upgrade.

Wyong road is the major road linking the M1 Pacific Motorway with Wyong, Tuggerah, The Entrance and the surrounding coastal suburbs.

The roundabouts located at Mingara drive and Tumbi road in Tumbi Umbi are heavily congested during peak hours, this project involves replacing the existing roundabouts with traffic lights to improve the traffic flow and safety for the 48,000 vehicles that use this section of Wyong road each day, while catering for future traffic growth.

The project involves the construction of roadworks, general earthworks, pavements, drainage, retaining walls, utility adjustments, provision of traffic signals, road furniture, landscaping, provision for bus, pedestrian and cyclist facilities and property adjustments.

The key benefits of this upgrade include:

  • Travel time and safety will be improved for traffic travelling from the M1 to the Entrance/Terrigal and vice versa
  • Property Adjustments will provide safer access/egress for residents and businesses.
  • New/Improved shared pathways/crossings will improve safety for pedestrians/cyclists
  • CMC ranked 2nd on price and 1st on price plus non-price criteria

Works commenced November 2015 for completion in October 2017.

Stage 2C Mingara Intersection-excavation works