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

McDouall Stuart Avenue, Whyalla - 055053-14SA-RTR

Funding Program:Roads to Recovery Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Oct 2015 - Aug 2016
Australian Government Contribution:$644,964
Local Council/Shire:Corporation of the City of Whyalla

Project Description

The pavement of McDouall Stuart Avenue between Iron Knob Road and Jenkins Avenue has reached the end of its useful life. It shows significant deterioration with large cracks, broken edges, broken kerbs and gutters, rutting and pot holes throughout. It poses major safety risk to road-users and the problem is compounded when the road is contaminated by bad weather. Please note: completion of this project has been effected by several weather and the seal scheduled for June will commence with a primer, subject to the moisture content being optimal, on Saturday 30 July 2016. Completion August 2016.

Council proposes complete reconstruction of McDouall Stuart Avenue between Iron Knob Road and Jenkins Avenue. The total length for the work is approximately 1.130Km. The proposed reconstruction will replace the existing pavement and seal in order to renew its life span for another 20 years. Work will also include new kerbs & gutters, road shoulders, line-marking and signage. Council's road contractor Fulton Hogan has carried out inspection to confirm scope of work in December 2014. It estimated the total cost for the reconstruction would be in the region of $651,094 ex GST. With the allocated R2R fund of $565,160 for 2015/2016, Council will contribute its own fund to bridge the gap in construction cost.

Total cost of proposed project is $841,047

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Project details last updated: 10/11/2016