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Projects & Works

Kooringal Road upgrade works to resume

Published: 06 Jan 2022 12:33pm

Works to complete the Kooringal Road upgrade will resume on Monday (10 January 2022).

The work will be carried out on an 800-metre section between Mena Street and Vincent Road from 7am to 5pm weekdays and is expected to take two weeks, weather permitting.

This section of road will be closed to traffic whilst works are in progress with detours and traffic control in place. Residents and businesses in the work zone will maintain access.  The road is planned to be opened to traffic of a night and the weekend.

Recycling of the road to add 3% of hot bitumen and 2% hydrated lime/flyash by mixing it in to the existing pavement to improve its quality will occur over the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the first week followed by compaction and trimming to seal the road on Friday with a 10mm bitumen seal.

On Monday 17 January and Tuesday 18 January, traffic control will be in place for the construction of a new traffic island adjacent to Amy Hurd Park as part of the Active Travel project.

The final wearing course, a 50mm asphalt overlay, is expected to take place on 22 and 24 January where the road will be closed whilst works are in progress for this final part of the Kooringal Road upgrade.

Council Road Works Update

  • Lake Albert Road Stage 3 Rehabilitation project – practical completion December 2021, line marking of Lord Baden Powell to Warrawong section is required to complete the project.
  • Dobney Avenue and Pearson Street Rehabilitation project – out to tender, closing 19 January 2022
  • Red Hill Road heavy patching between Plumpton Road and Tamar Drive – 17-21 January 2022
  • Dunns Road upgrade – Drainage upgrade works in the unsealed sections planned to start end of January

Construction on this section of Kooringal Road will utilise a new pavement design and construction methodology which significantly reduces the time to complete a project.

Council’s Director Infrastructure Warren Faulkner said the process utilises specialised machines to recycle and strengthen the existing pavement, thus reducing the need to remove and import significant quantities of material.

He said there are many advantages to trialling the new pavement rehabilitation methodology.

“Utilising this style of road building could see the 800-metre section of Kooringal Road finished in two weeks if all goes to plan,” Mr Faulkner said.

“This is a significant difference to 10 weeks as was originally planned.”

He said traffic management services will be required for less time, detours and disruptions for residents will be minimised and the adjoining road network will be under less pressure with increased traffic.

The project started last year but was postponed due to ongoing unfavourable weather conditions for the road works and the Australian Government granting an extension for the completion of all Local Road and Community Infrastructure Round 1 projects to 30 June 2022 because of the impacts of COVID-19.

Mr Faulkner said an extension for Round 1 and 2 projects to 30 June 2022 gave Council the opportunity to complete the works under more favourable conditions.

Red Hill Road rehabilitation works

Works to repair Red Hill Road are scheduled to start on 17 January.

The work will be carried out between Plumpton Road and Tamar Drive from 7am to 6pm weekdays and is expected to be completed by 21 January, weather permitting.

Traffic flow will be reduced to one lane and traffic control will be in place.

Dunns Road upgrade works

Works to upgrade Dunns Road is scheduled to start by the end of January, subject to Council receiving stormwater pipes which have been held up due to COVID-19.

The work to upgrade and improve the cross road drainage as well as trim and remove trees that are a traffic hazard will be carried out on the three-kilometre unsealed section of the road between 7am and 5pm weekdays and 8pm to 4pm Saturdays.

During the work, the road will be closed to traffic. Detours will be in place. Local residents will maintain access.

The sealing of the unsealed sections of the road is expected to be completed by July 2022.