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Bald Hills Road Reconstruction Stage 2A Springs Road to Wetlands

The District Council of Mount Barker has contracted Bardavcol to carry out the next stage of upgrade works to Bald Hills Road across Mount Barker creek and towards Springs Road. The work will be commencing in February and run for a period of approximately 3 months subject to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

The upgrade will comprise major reconstruction and upgrade of the Mount Barker creek culverts, reconstruction and widening of the road pavement, reconstruction and reconfiguration of the Laratinga Wetland carpark and improvements to stormwater drainage. The project will stop short of a future project to upgrade the intersection of Bald Hills and Springs Road.

By necessity, this will result in delays and unavoidable inconvenience however, Council will be working very closely with the contractor to ensure traffic management is well considered and that delays are minimised as much as is practical. 

During the course of construction, this page will be updated regularly. The update will inform readers of the progress of the works to date together with an outline of the planned works for the week ahead and any specific impacts that could be expected by road users. 

The Contractor's key contact personnel are provided below:

Project Manager: Michael Holowiecki, 0404 833 919

Site Supervisor: Danny Todd, 0417 828 251

Alternatively contact Council's Senior Project Manager Infrastructure, Matthew Dawkins, on telephone 8391 7281 or


2 April 2012 Update

Bardavcol will be focussing on the main culvert construction:

  • pouring lean mix blinding layer for underside of the first portion of insitu base slab construction,
  • steel fixing for the base slab,
  • weather and progress permitting, pouring of the final base slab before Easter weekend.

Also, it should be noted that the old Laratinga Wetland carpark will be closed off for reconstruction into a coach bay. Visitors to the wetland will be able to access the wetlands and trail from the carpark adjacent to Bardavcol site compound approximately 200m south of the old carpark. A new footbridge has been completed to facilitate access.

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5 March 2012 Update

  • Completion of the placement of road base for the temporary diversion road
  • Application of a spray seal to the temporary diversion road
  • Preparation for demolition of the existing Mt Barker Creek culverts
  • Minor stormwater construction and project surveying

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20 February 2012 Update

  • construction of the temporary road and creek crossing ongoing
  • clearing of the site at end of week

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13 February 2012 Update

  • Clean up area around temporary detour road
  • Set out temporary detour road around the large culverts
  • Clear area for temporary detour road
  • Commence construction of temporary detour road

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6 February 2012 Update

Bardavcol are planning this week to:

  • prepare for placement of temporary culverts in the creek to then construct 2 lane diversion road that will pass around the southern side of the main road
  • locate underground services and erect temporary fencing around diversion road

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30 January 2012 Update

Bardavcol have mobilised to site and are planning to:

  • prepare the work site by clearing weeds and undergrowth from work areas,
  • prepare for the construction of a 2 lane diversion road that will pass around the southern side of the main road
  • locate underground services and either protect or plan relocations

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