Thomas Mitchell Dr Upgrade


KCE were contracted by Muswellbrook Shire Council to complete the 5.5 kilometre upgrade of Thomas Mitchell Drive. The contracted works involves the widening and reconstruction of Thomas Mitchell Drive from the New England Highway to the Mount Arthur mine main entrance in numerous stages.

Scope of Works:

  • 5.5km of pavement widening and reconstruction
  • 25,000m3 of bulk earthworks
  • Stormwater drainage pipes and pits
  • 80,000m2 of pavement construction
  • 70,000m2 of pavement stabilisation
  • Kerb and gutter
  • 5km of wire rope and w-beam protection barriers
  • Primer seal, and two coat seal
  • Asphalting of intersections
  • Linemarking
  • Traffic control and management
  • Revegetation
  • General concreting

Highlights and challenges:

  • All works are required to comply with requirements set by RMS standards and specifications by Muswellbrook Shire Council
  • Due to the volume of traffic that utilises this road, a key emphasis was placed on timely delivery, and mitigation of the impact of works through staging, community consultation and notification
  • The full 5.5km upgrade of the heavily trafficked Thomas Mitchel Drive was constructed under full traffic control conditions