- This was the first project undertaken by DTMR on the Kuranda Range to feature 24 hour construction work
- Works took place in an environmentally sensitive World Heritage Tropical area.
- Work undertaken in the wet season.
- The project survived a Cyclone.
- The project was constructed on time and budget.
- There were no lost time injuries.
- There were no significant or serious traffic incidents
Kuranda Range, Cairns QLD
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Jan 2014 to Aug 2014 (projected)
Matt Messina/Andre De Wit
- Clearing & Grubbing in a Wet Tropic World Heritage Area.
- Rock Scaling and batter regrading using a long reach and at times beyond the reach of a long reach.
- Earthworks excavation and embankment works including the rock armouring of down slope batters on a narrow, winding and busy road.
- Traffic management that included contraflow, 24hour lane closures, the use of temporary traffic lights over a 24hr period all in extreme weather conditions.
- Road pavement reconstruction.
- Slope Stabilization & Protection Works
- Soil Nailing and rock doweling both upslope and down slope using elevated work platforms and sleds,
- Shotcreting both upslope and down slope batters using fibre and unfibre reinforced Coloured concrete.
- The installation of Steel Wire Gabion & Mattress Works down slope to enable curve widening and out fall structure protection.
- High Tensile Steel and Erosion Netting was installed on both up slope and down slope.
- A Fauna Crossing was constructed.