CLIENT: Department of Transport and Main Roads
VALUE: $5 million – $10 million
DURATION: Apr 2015 – May 2016

A joint funding initiative of the Australian and Queensland governments, the Kin Kora Intersection Upgrade improves the safety and capacity of Gladstone’s busiest intersection. The project involved removing a roundabout and constructing a new traffic signal controlled intersection. The transition from a roundabout, to signalised intersection, was achieved within a 56-hour period.

Scope of Works:

  • Relocation of underground service including replacing and re-aligning 45 metres of sewerage pipes, 700 metres of new stormwater drainage pipe, water pipes and associated utilities and infrastructure
  • Removal of the Kin Kora roundabout
  • Erection of 21 traffic signal posts and footings
  • Bulk earthworks and removal of material from project area
  • Removal of centre medians on Dawson Highway and Philip Street
  • Removal of trees/vegetation from project footprint
  • Road widenings and construction of new lanes
  • Construction of new footpaths
  • Installation of two new bus stops
  • Upgraded retention basin.

Stakeholder engagement

  • Maintaining peak traffic flows and access to businesses, including the city’s major shopping complex, was non-negotiable. Traffic changes and lane closures occurred at night, with all traffic movements and access maintained during the day.
  • Activities included regular stakeholder engagement and prior notification for all construction activities, including changes affecting any business accesses.
  • Over 200 stakeholder interactions were recorded including a fortnightly email to local stakeholders, attendance at the quarterly retailers meetings, shopping centre displays and regular face-to-face meetings with local businesses.
  • Shamrock Civil worked closely with Gladstone Regional Council officers to ensure water impacts to local residents and businesses were kept to a minimum and were completed in a timely manner.