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Townsville Airport Meenan St Extension

Townsville Airport

Meenan St Extension


Townsville, NQ


Townsville Airport Pty Ltd

Duration of Project

September 2019 – May 2021

Contract Value


Shamrock Civil Engineering was contracted by Townsville Airport Pty Ltd to extend Meenan St. The project sought to connect Meenan street with John Melton Black Drive, upgrade and modify the current John Melton Black Drive, upgrade and modify the existing gantry sign, close and modify Halifax Street, complete two large pads, and finish by landscaping and irrigating.

Scope of Work

  • Bulk Earthworks – 7019m3 cut / 9469m3 fill
  • Detailed excavation – stormwater, culvert base, trim for road base
  • Removal of 180m of asbestos sewer overflow and 20m of rising main
  • Installation of 4 x 1200 x 300 x 30000 RC box culverts
  • Installation of 300m of kerb
  • Extension of existing 5 x 2100 x 1200 RC box culverts by 2.4m
  • 30m rising main diversion
  • 175mm N32 concrete pavement – 40.1m3
  • 125mm TMR type 2.1 base – 28.7m3 (concrete pavement)
  • Subgrade controlled fill – CBR 15 (concrete pavement)
  • 50mm DG10 Asphalt surface with Primerseal – 133m3
  • 125mm TMR type 2.1 base – 333m3 (Asphalt pavement)
  • 125mm TMR type 2.3 sub-base -333m3 (Asphalt pavement)
  • 180mm TMR type 2.4 sub-base – 479m3
  • Street lighting and underground services

Project Complications & Achievements

Shamrock produced an innovated solution for tapping into a live sewer main under pressure using hydro-stop valve technology. Works were completed on budget and on time despite multiple flooding events and issues with service relocations.