Barker Ryan Stewart was engaged by Cessnock City Council for the provision of civil engineering design and surveying services associated with the rehabilitation of Mitchell Avenue, Kurri Kurri.
Mitchell Avenue is a sub-arterial road linking Government Road, Weston and Northcote Street and carries a high number of heavy vehicles. The route is an urban street that services mainly industrial properties with some residential properties at the southern extent and is used by a mix of local traffic and road users accessing the northern portion of Weston and beyond.
The $1.1 million construction works include the rehabilitation of the existing road pavement from Government Road to Northcote Street to help improve the surface drainage and traffic safety.
The project forms part of the Federal Government’s jointly funded $382 million Fixing Local Roads Program, which aims to accelerate road upgrade works, improve safety, and support local economies.
The design issued by Barker Ryan Stewart will include the following scope of works:
- Detailed survey investigation
- Geotechnical investigation and pavement design
- Pavement reconstruction for the project extents
- Re-profiling road longitudinal grades and cross falls (as required)
- Checking drainage structures for suitability, and modifying to suit new works
- Reconstruct existing driveways (where required)
- Line marking and signage
- Utility clash identification and adjustment
The project is still in its initial stages, however once complete the design will assist in providing safer roads for the local community, as well as ensuring that the infrastructure continues to be a valuable and viable asset to Cessnock City Council.