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Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek

Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek
Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek
Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek
Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek
Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek
Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek
Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek
Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek
Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek
Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek
Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek
Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek
Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek
Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek

The Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek formed 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 were in place to manage this complex project deriving from the adjacent protected areas of that contained endangered ecological communities and high risk acid sulfate soils.

Scope

Key features included the realignment of a 1.6 kilometre section of the Princes Highway, with 600 metres of widening on both the northern and southern bridge approaches. The project also included the replacement of the existing Termeil Creek bridge with a modern three-span bridge capable of handling a 1:100 year flood level and all associated works including the removal of farm dams, relocation of overhead power lines, drainage works, excavation and lining of concrete catch drains, bituminous spray sealing and asphalt, road furniture and line marking.

Major quantaties

  • 128,000 m3 of earthworks cut / cill
  • 60,000 m3 drilling and blasting
  • Major batter stabilisation, rock bolting soil nailing and shotcreting -2066m2 of shotcrete, 588 soil nails and rock bolts
  • Crushing and screening of SMZ
  • 15,000T of unbound gravels
  • 3 x 15m span PSC plank deck units
  • Significant removal and replacement of unsuitable material at bridge abutments
  • Demolition of existing concrete bridge
  • 3500T asphalt overlay
  • 2,200m of concrete lined catch drains
  • 5,000T of cement stabilised gravels

Highlights & Outcomes

  • Reduced significant risks to personnel and motorists by installing a temporary bridge, identified as being 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
  • Salvaging of felled timber for milling or mulching and re-use
  • Relocation of six Sugar Gliders and one Greater Glider
  • Positive client and stakeholder relationships supported by transparency and open consultation
  • Positive community relationships resulting in strong engagement and no complaints
Termeil NSW
23M
Roads and Maritime Services
December 2014 - March 2016

Princes Highway Upgrade, Termeil Creek

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