Principal: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Location: Steve Irwin Way, Glenview, Qld
Contract Value: $23,500,000
Completion Date: April 2010
In early 2009 Neumann Contractors were commissioned by the Department of Main Roads to undertake construction works at Steve Irwin Way on the Sunshine Coast. The works involved the duplication of more than 3 kilometres of roadway. The major scope of the contract included the construction of three intersections and two bridges. The project would provide the community with a safe four lane road from the Bruce Highway to just south of the Mooloolah Connection Road.
The combined value for the construction of both bridges totalled approximately $2.5 million. The bridges comprised 30 piles, and 52 prestressed deck units. Provision was made for sections of the bridgeworks were completed under traffic as per requirements of the contract.
The contract also included 107 street lights and 3 traffic signalled intersection.
The predominant issue throughout the course of the works was Traffic Control. As a result of the duplication occurring across the North Side to the South Side of the works in several locations along with extensive rebuilding of the existing road, traffic control was paramount to ensure the safety of the public, and Neumann Contractors personnel. In addition, Neumann Contractors undertook traffic management planning to ensure the continued accessibility to local businesses and public facilities located within the work zone.
The scope of work included:
Some of the challenges being met in the construction of the Steve Irwin Way Duplication include:
As extensive roadworks, staged works occurred concurrently and required significant Traffic Control coordination. To prevent poor traffic flow a structure plan was implemented to enable rapid modification to traffic flow where the need occurred during peak flow periods.