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Glenorchy – Queenstown Road Rehabilitation & Assistance Works


Client:  The Roading Company (for Queenstown Lakes District Council) 

Job Number: Q893 – Base:  Z14908F9

Start DateFinish DateMain Contractoror Base as Subcontractor toEngineer to ContractContract Value
14/11/2011 20/04/2012 The Roading Company The Roading Company Mark Cruden $520,550

Contract Description

The Glenorchy Road is a 45km section of special purpose road (SPR) which runs from Queenstown to Glenorchy along the edge of Lake Wakatipu.  Sections get upgraded & widened periodically by Queenstown Lakes District Council / Transit NZ to improve safety and passing ability.  The Roading Company subcontracted Base to undertake rock catch fencing, earthworks, drainage & finishing of 5 such locations.

  • Construct 5 passing lane bays
  • Earthworks widening – rock excavation, 6,000m3 cut & import
  • Construct rock catch fences 1,014m2
  • Construct Terramesh retaining structure 250m2 
  • Drainage works – stormwater, culverts, subsoil 1,500m 
  • Guardrail installation 290m 
  • Five separate sites – 4 separable portions of work

Base staff running job involved

Zane Henderson, Chad Garbutt, Dan Torrington

Subcontractors used

The Builders – Arrowtown, rock catch fences

Suppliers used

  • Hynds – drainage
  • Fulton Hogan – gravel supplies
  • CSP Pacific, Maccaferri

Health & Safety

No issues or concerns in project

Further Notes 

M.W.H were Queenstown Lakes District Council’s engineers to contract. Iain Banks & Grant Klutz

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