Machines are at the ready – construction on the brand-new upgrade of the Mount Lindesay Highway is about to get underway. State Member for Logan Linus Power was today extremely pleased to announce the start date.
“The 11th of March marks the start of construction on Stoney Camp Road to Chambers Flat Road. It means jobs for locals, as well as a better and safer drive home for so many people. This $75 million investment means people will get home to their families quicker, and safely. This is a great day for Logan,” he said.
Queensland based company HullSEE JV were recently announced as the company awarded the contract to undertake construction works on the Mount Lindesay Highway upgrade – Stoney Camp Road to Chambers Flat Road.
“After extensive planning for the upgrade, we are now going to see roadworks begin. On 11th March, HullSEE JV will begin preparation works on the site.
“I promised my community this upgrade and I am so proud that the Palaszczuk Government is working with the Commonwealth to deliver this very important project.”
The Mount Lindesay Highway upgrade – Stoney Camp Road to Chambers Flat Road will include four laning, upgrades to the Stoney Camp Road northbound exit ramp, new fauna rope bridges for wildlife, noise barriers for residents, as well as other important safety features.
“The state and federal governments have a 50/50 commitment to this $75 million project. The $37.5 million the state government invested adds to our total of $165 million of funded and completed projects along the Mount Lindesay Highway,” Mr Power added.
This project builds on the recently completed upgrade between Rosia Road and Stoney Camp Road, and upon completion in late 2022 will mean four lanes from Rosia Road all the way through to the Chambers Flat Road intersection, connecting to the North Maclean service lane and improved four lane intersection at Greenbank Road.
For more information on the project, visit the project website here.
Project works will include:
- duplicating the highway from two lanes to four lanes
- safety improvements (including the installation of safety barriers)
- new northbound and southbound bridges over Norris Creek
- improved fauna connectivity and protection.
Site establishment works
Construction works for the project are due to start mid- March 2021. Initial works will include:
- service location works
- preliminary earthworks (including removing topsoil) to prepare the site for construction
- vegetation clearing
- installing temporary project fencing
- geotechnical investigations
- establishing worker facilities including temporary buildings on the Eastern Service Road of the highway
- installation of concrete traffic barriers on the Mount Lindesay Highway to separate work areas from traffic.
What to expect
Once the construction site has been set up, works will continue in stages.
The first stage of works will include:
- construction of the northbound bridge over Norris Creek
- construction of two northbound lanes including earthworks, drainage installation and constructing pavements.
During construction the community can expect:
- reduced speed limits to 60 km/h on Mount Lindesay Highway and 40 km/h on Stoney Camp on/off ramps and Chambers Flat Road on/off ramps. These speed limits will be in place for the duration of construction.
- possible light spill from mobile lighting towers used to light the work zones
- an increase in noise, dust and vibration near the work zone
- movement of large construction equipment and machinery
- construction vehicles and machinery which are fitted with flashing lights and reversing beepers for safety reasons
- construction traffic entering and exiting work areas and site offices
- some changes to property access. These will be communicated with residents ahead of any changes being made
- changed traffic conditions including lane closures, reduced speed limits and increased congestion.
Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts where possible.
Standard work hours and days will be Monday to Saturday, 7am to 5pm. From time to time, work outside of these times may be required for safety reasons or in the case of an emergency.
Nightworks will be required Sunday to Thursday commencing mid-March from 7pm to 5am to safely install traffic barriers, line marking and signage on the Mount Lindesay Highway.
To keep up to date, you can subscribe to the project’s email updates using the details on the back page.