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Jul 30, 2020
Researchers fine-tune rubble-rubber road combo

Researchers fine-tune rubble-rubber road combo

Researchers at RMIT University have developed a new material that combines recycled building rubble and tyres in a mix optimised to meet road engineering safety standards. Designed to be used for base layers, the recycled blend is more flexible than standard materials, making roads less prone to cracking. Lead researcher Dr Mohammad Boroujeni said the… ...

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Jul 29, 2020
Bottler of an idea for road building

Bottler of an idea for road building

From beer bottles to road building – glass is going to good use in Townsville. Townsville City Council is recycling the equivalent of 2.3 million glass bottles (or 480 tonnes of glass) and about 720 tonnes of crushed concrete in a $1 million road project at Stuart.  The council is upgrading Vantassel St and Zinc… ...

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Jul 22, 2020
Capricorn Highway upgrade on right track

Capricorn Highway upgrade on right track

The $75 million Capricorn Highway upgrade has marked another milestone. Sealing works have been completed on Farmers Lane, which will enable safer access to the highway between Gracemere and Rockhampton. Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack said the construction and sealing would improve safety and connectivity in the area…. ...

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Jul 14, 2020
Bridge works to set the scene for Rookwood Weir

Bridge works to set the scene for Rookwood Weir

Civil, Mining and Construction (CMC) has started work on a $12.5 million bridge at Riverslea in the latest phase of the $352 million Rookwood Weir project. The 260m long, 21m high Riverslea bridge will replace the existing crossing, which will be inundated when the weir reaches full supply. The bridge work should support up to… ...

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Jul 14, 2020
Funds get ball rolling on $80m Yeppoon road upgrade

Funds get ball rolling on $80m Yeppoon road upgrade

Federal funding of $8 million has been ‘unlocked’ to progress vital works on a planned $80 million Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road Upgrade. State Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said by unlocking funding, the Queensland Government would now begin crucial works on the $80 million upgrade including a corridor masterplan, options assessment, community consultation, a business case for… ...

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Jul 14, 2020
Tenders out for $1b ring road design

Tenders out for $1b ring road design

Tenders are out to design Rockhampton’s $1 billion ring road, marking a major step in a project expected to support almost 800 jobs. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said concepts had been finalised and released to the community and it was time to getdown to the detail…. ...

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Jul 09, 2020
Key Yeppoon road set for $5m upgrade

Key Yeppoon road set for $5m upgrade

A 13km stretch of the Rockhampton to Yeppoon road will benefit from $5 million in roadworks due to start in the third quarter of this year. The stretch from Mackays Rd to Iron Pot Rd will undergo pavement rehabilitation in work jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian governments. Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said… ...

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Jul 07, 2020
Rates freeze, $65m capital works in Gladstone Budget

Rates freeze, $65m capital works in Gladstone Budget

Gladstone Regional Council has handed down its 2020/21 Operational Plan and Budget, outlining its priorities over the next 12 months. The Budget features a $64.8 million capital works program, which includes $27.2 million in State and Federal Government contributions. Key capital projects to be funded this financial year include:• $3.2m for Benaraby Landfill Cell Development•… ...

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Jul 06, 2020
More roadworks roll out north of Townsville

More roadworks roll out north of Townsville

BMD is set to begin work next month on a $29.2 million safety package on the Bruce Highway south of Ingham, focusing on a 7.3km stretch between Hechts Rd and Easter Creek. The upgrades will generate almost 50 jobs for construction workers, local contractors and other businesses in the supply chain, according to Federal Infrastructure,… ...

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