Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Engawala Access Road (Engawala Creek Crossing Construction Project) - 051255-13NT-RTR

Funding Program:Roads to Recovery Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
Australian Government Contribution:$100,644

Project Description

This crossing is impassable during the wet season due to river flow. Water flow is slow but deep. These factors cause vehicle movement problems across the river as there is no crossing structure (bridge, culvert or causeway) at the moment. This gives problems to Engawala community people of crossing the river during wet season and they have to wait till the area get dried to cross it. By constructing causeway type structure enables vehicles cross over the river during wet season.

It is proposed to construct cement stabilized causeway (190m long) in practical and economical way. Two concrete parapet walls on both sides up to road level will restrian road materials and prevent erosion of road materials due to the river flow. If cost for concrete retaining walls would be higher then one wall will be constructed on downstream end and economocal solution will be adopted on upstream side (cement stabilized 'V' ditch). For road works, imported gravely soil will be placed in between walls and compacted to achieve required compaction value. Top most 150-200mm layer will be cement stabilized to prevent excessive erosion. If funds will be enough road can be sealed using Emulstion and locally available river sand.

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Project details last updated: 10/08/2014