FOWLERS ROAD TO FAIRWATER DRIVE, STAGES 2 AND 3
Abergeldie was engaged by Wollongong City Council as head contractor for construction of an extension of the existing Fowlers Road from its intersection with Princess Highway to the Fairwater Drive / Daisy Bank Drive roundabout. Designed to withstand a
1-in-100-year flood event, the new link road will facilitate the development of land in the West Dapto Release Area and provide
a safe and reliable connection for vehicular traffic and the local community. The works follow on from works on stages 1A, 1C
and 1E previously completed by Abergeldie for the same client.
Abergeldie provided project management, road construction,
bridge construction, drainage works, service relocations, stakeholder management and temp traffic man.
SCOPE OF WORKS
- a four-lane, 1.3km extension of Fowlers Road to
- parallel shared pathway for cyclists and pedestrians;
- bulk and detailed earthworks, including embankment stabilisation, flood cut and flood channel excavation;
- a new, 235m long road bridge over Mullet Creek and
the Illawarra rail corridor;
- reconfiguration of the intersection of the new road
with the Princes Highway;
- Marshall Street deviation works;
- utility adjustments;
- street lighting;
- road marking and signage; and
COMPLEXITY AND INNOVATION
Works are being delivered under GC21 contract conditions and in close coordination with Council’s design consultants and key third parties, including Roads and Maritime Services, Transport for NSW, Sydney Trains and utility service owners, and Jemena Gas which maintains the Eastern Gas Pipeline which is in very close to the new road alignment.
Works within the rail corridor must be carried out under the supervision of a rail protection officer, with some works possible during time-limited rail possession weekends. The new bridgeworks also span Mullet Creek, which is subject to flash flooding. The
site Emergency Response plan includes detailed procedures for flood evacuation.
There are significant Aboriginal Heritage items within the construction area, protection measures for which are detailed
in the Construction Environmental Management Plan.
Wollongong City Council