The highway upgrade included:
- A new bridge replacing the narrow bridge (built in 1935) over Victoria Creek.
- New overtaking lanes in both directions.
- Retaining parts of the existing highway as local access road.
- New access points linking the old highway to the new highway for property access.
- Demolition of the existing concrete Victoria Creek Bridge.
Did you know?
- The 48 bridge planks for the new three span bridge over Victoria Creek were successfully placed on 27 and 28 July 2012. Each bridge plank weighed 12 tonne. The placement of the bridge planks involved the use of a 400 tonne crane. Click on the thumbnail to the right to view photos of the placement of the bridge planks in the photo gallery.
- Existing vegetation which was required to be cleared was mulched and used for environmental management throughout the project and for revegetation.
- Revegetation has been undertaken using a combination of the application of sprayed seeds combined with tubestock planting in key identified areas.
- A large box culvert drainage structure was constructed for a tributary at the northern side of the new bridge.
- A private property underpass was constructed underneath the new highway for safe access to and from the highway.
- 350,000m3 of rock and dirt was hauled / moved over the duration of the project.
- Over 170,000 man hours of work was undertaken to complete the work, without any Lost Time Injuries occurring on the project.