Transport

Lake Raeside Road and Bridge Construction

Main Roads Western Australia

The project was constructed to alleviate cyclone flooding which made the towns north of this point inaccessible for several months during the passing of cyclone Bobby in 1995.

EWebsite Project Photo Lake Raeside

Fast Facts

Location: 10km south of Leonora, WA

Start: June 2008

Peak Workforce: 60

Completion: April 2009

 

SCOPE

The contract involved the reconstruction of 9.2km of the Goldfields Highway including the construction of a 120m six span bridge, located 10km south of Leonora.
The project was constructed to alleviate cyclone flooding which made the towns north of this point inaccessible for several months during the passing of cyclone Bobby in 1995.
The project consisted of elevating the road and required the importation of 125,000m³ of fill and the placement of 20,000m³ of rock armour protection to the embankments. Works included:

  • 120m six span bridge with piers 3.3m high
  • 125,000m³ earthworks
  • 1,780m cement stabilised floodways
  • 20,000m³ of rock armour protection works
  • 95,000m² of subgrade
  • 72,000m² of 200mm basecourse
  • 68,000m² of 14mm / 7mm double coat seal
  • 2,900m² of 40mm asphalt
  • Drainage - 155m of varying size box culverts up to 1500mm x 1500mm
  • Kerbing
  • Line marking
  • Signage 

KEY POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Road users were impressed with the quality of the deviation used to bypass the road works