Main Roads WA
Ravensthorpe Heavy Haulage Route
Ravensthorpe, Western Australia
CONTRACT AWARD VALUE
South Coast Highway, which has operated as a significant freight route for many years, climbs steeply through Ravensthorpe. There are approximately 31,000 large truck movements through Ravensthorpe each year, a number set to increase with agricultural and mining developments in the region. In response to community concerns MRWA received funding from the State Government to progress planning and construction of a heavy vehicle route around the Ravensthorpe townsite.
As a suitably prequalified R4 contractor for roadworks NRW was awarded and commenced construction works in January 2015. As part of our local content commitment NRW engaged a number of local Earthworks contractors from Ravensthorpe and surrounding towns.
The project scope included construction to primerseal and asphalt stage of 5.6km of road which consisted of:
- 3.3km on the Ravensthorpe Heavy Haulage Route
- 0.72km of the Hopetoun Road Alignment
- 1km on the South Coast Highway West and
- 0.58km on the South Coast Highway East
- 90,000m3 Cut
- 135,000m3 Fill
- 5,700m of drainage including RCP Culverts up to 1500mm in Diameter
The heavy haulage route was officially opened by the Minister for Transport on Monday 21 December 2015. This project represents the first standalone contract NRW has performed directly to MRWA following our participation in the City East Alliance JV for the Great Eastern Highway upgrade.