Dalby Eastern and Western Access Upgrade
SectorTransport, Urban
ClientDepartment of Transport & Main Roads
LocationWarrego Highway (Toowoomba - Miles)
DurationJuly 2017 - September 2018
Contract Value$75M

These projects are part of the Warrego Highway Upgrade Program which is delivering $635 million worth of upgrades to the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Miles. These two project were awarded jointly to FKG McIlwain Joint Venture. 

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Demolition , Clearing and Grubbing
Supply and install of 6,000 metres of Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts
Supply and install of 1,250 metres of Reinforced Pipe Culverts
150,000 Tonnes of Asphalt
90,000 Tonnes of Plant Mixed Pavement Material
300,000 metres squared of Pavement Reinforcing Geo Synthetic Fibre Material
Road furniture, signage and lighting
Eight Signalised Intersections
Concrete kerb and channel
Concrete paving
Retaining walls
Excavation and disposal of unsuitable
Subgrade treatment and replacement
General and select backfill
Unbound pavements 
 
The Dalby Eastern Access Upgrade (DDWD-208) and the Dalby Western Access Upgrade (DDWD-209) will improve motorist safety and capacity along the Warrego and Moonie Highways by providing carriage way extensions, intersection upgrades and turning lanes.
Western Access: A new four lane section between Moonie Highway and Black Street; new traffic signals and additional turning lanes; realignment to the south of existing highway to provide a service road for commercial premises and new asphalt surface to reduce highway noise.
Eastern Access: A new four-lane section from east of Winton Street to Orpen Street; upgrading existing four-lane section with new traffic signals, additional turning lanes, centre median strip, new kerb and channel and improved lighting; replacing/removing current parking arrangements on the Warrego Highway and pavement reconstruction.
Deep light asphalt is not commonly used in regional areas of Queensland, however the project invested over $30M into constructing pavements with more than 150,000 tonnes of deep lift asphalt, which will substantially increase pavement durability and design life that will benefit the people of Dalby for many years to come.
Keeping locals informed was of paramount importance throughout the life of the project. With changed access to local businesses throughout the project, our core focus was to ensure we communicated with locals in a timely manner.
The JV employed a Community Liaison professional to engage and pass on key messages within the local community, and community information sessions were conducted to better understand the issues residents and businesses were facing during the roadworks.
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