PRINCES HIGHWAY UPGRADE, TERMEIL CREEK
The Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek forms part of RMS’ vision to deliver modern highway standards across its existing network. Located on the South Coast of New South Wales, extensive environmental controls are in place to manage complex issues derived from the adjacent protected areas of Meroo National Park that contain endangered ecological communities; Termeil State Forest on the western side of the project; and Termeil Creek which traverses the site and contains an area of high risk acid sulfate soils (to be remediated on site).
Key features include the realignment of a one kilometre road section with 600 metres of widening on both the northern and southern bridge approaches. The existing bridge will be replaced with a modern three-span bridge capable of handling a 1:100 year flood level. CMC will also remove farm dams, relocate overhead power lines, complete drainage works, excavate and line concrete catch drains, undertake bituminous spray sealing and asphalt, install road furniture, and line marking.
HIGHLIGHTS & OUTCOMES
Reduced significant risks to personnel and motorists by installing a temporary bridge where it was identified as a safer and more cost effective option.
Environmental features and controls include nesting boxes, frog fencing to protect the Green and Golden Bell Frog, over and under fauna crossings including glider poles and rope bridges, and the construction of sediment basins.
CMC is salvaging felled timber for milling or mulching and re-use.
Six Sugar Gliders and one Greater Glider have been relocated to date.
Positive client relationships are supported by transparency and open consultation.
Positive community relationships are resulting in strong engagement and no complaints.