Road Asset Management Contract and Responsive Maintenance Contract—Metropolitan
In April 2019, Fulton Hogan and RoadTek were awarded 5-year contracts to undertake responsive maintenance and road asset management services across the Metropolitan Region.
The following types of maintenance activities are covered under RAMC and RMC:
- road resurfacing, asphalt overlays and minor works
- bitumen reseals
- pothole and road pavements repairs
- vegetation management
- minor drainage and culvert maintenance
- incident management including after hours and emergency call outs
- flood damage initial response works
- graffiti control
- litter control.
To ensure the best value for the community is received, we prioritises maintenance work, with safety issues given the highest priority, and regular maintenance activities such as litter and graffiti removal, mowing and vegetation clearing, given a lower priority.
Our maintenance contractors regularly patrol roads to identify potholes and undertake repairs as necessary.
Pothole repairs are based on a safety priority, with consideration given to the location of the potholes within traffic lanes and traffic volumes. Usually the largest potholes under heaviest traffic are repaired first.
Extended rain means potholing is sometimes unavoidable and, after a rain event it can take time for the road to recover from saturation point. Temporary pothole repairs are usually carried out using a cold 'pre-mix' material. A permanent repair involves excavating the pothole and filling it with a hot 'asphalt' mix, which requires the road surface and sub-surface to be completely dry and the fill must be laid in fine weather.
To report a pothole, please call 13 19 40 with the necessary details of the road and location of the pothole.
Road surface treatments (asphalt overlays, reseals and rehabilitation)
Over time, road surfaces can suffer deterioration. In this situation, we carry out road rehabilitation works. These works are also prioritised, based on safety and traffic volumes, and work is scheduled once funding becomes available.
Mowing and vegetation clearing
As a general guide, mowing alongside state-controlled roads is carried out as part of a 6-8 week cycle, which is usually sufficient to maintain line of sight and signage visibility for motorists.
However, vegetation growth varies per season and weather conditions. There may be times when mowing cycles on highly trafficked roads such as the Pacific Motorway or the Centenary Motorway may be increased, which in the interim, can divert resources and funding away from other less travelled roads.
Graffiti is illegal, and the cost of removing it is high and the process time-consuming. Offensive graffiti is removed as a priority, while 'tags' and non-obscene graffiti are added to the routine maintenance program and cleared when crews are next in that area. To have an 'immediate removal' policy for non-obscene graffiti would require a redirection of maintenance funding away from road safety improvements.
It is the responsibility of every Queensland road user to help prevent littering. Unfortunately, it’s estimated that more than 20,000 cubic metres of materials are thrown out by motorists along Queensland’s roadsides every year.
We carry out regular litter and debris collection on all state-controlled roads as part of routine maintenance. Where required, additional collection is undertaken as identified on a case by case basis.
- Improves safety
- Contributes to economy
- A high level of stewardship for the Metropolitan Region’s road network
- Safe and serviceable road infrastructure for all road users while the work is being carried out under the contract
- Longevity in solutions that provide a safer road network designed to meet current traffic demands and cater for future needs
- Increased sustainability, and ongoing preservation and rehabilitation of the road infrastructure
- Tangible savings, an all-inclusive approach, and value for money through innovation and the use of new products and treatments
- A stimulated local road construction industry by creating local jobs.
Under these new contracts it is estimated that about $200 million of roadworks will be delivered throughout the Metropolitan Region over 5 years.
- Total investment
- $200 million
5-year contracts were awarded in April 2019 with responsive maintenance and road asset management services ongoing.