Three Chain Road and Dawson Highway

  • Location - Moura, Central Queensland
  • Value - $27m
  • Start date - July 2019
  • Completion date - July 2020
  • Client - Anglo American

The Three Chain Road and Dawson Highway project saw the construction of a new local road and highway upgrade adjacent to and through the Dawson Mine for Anglo American, near Moura in Central Queensland.

The Three Chain Road works were located within the operating mine lease (Dawson Mine leases ML 5591 and ML 5598) and private land. The area of works was excised from mine operations and works were carried out under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.

The Dawson Highway works duplicated the existing highway while extending the Three Chain Road bell mouth to facilitate larger haul trucks due to the location against the Aurizon rail line.

Scope of Works

Three Chain Road scope involves:

  • Clearing/stripping
  • Bulk earthworks and embankment fill
  • Pavement materials
  • 2 cell and 4 cell precast box culvers and precast slabs
  • Triple span bridge over road and mine conveyors
  • 75m bebo arch
  • 3no. 115lm 3m dia CSP culverts
  • Rapid Impact Compaction (RIC) foundation improvement
  • Wearing surface
  • Finishing works

Dawson Highway scope involves:

  • Clearing/stripping
  • Service protection works
  • Embankment fill
  • Pavement materials
  • Box and pipe culverts
  • Streetlights
  • Wearing surface
  • Finishing work
  • Traffic switches


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