Kuranda Range

Civil, Infrastructure

 

 

Project Highlights

  • 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


Location

Kuranda Range, Cairns QLD

Client

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Duration

Jan 2014 to Aug 2014 (projected)

Client References   

Matt Messina/Andre De Wit

Project Overview

  • 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.

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