Road Works for Houston Mitchell Drive

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Houston Mitchell Drive between Bonny Hills and the Pacific Highway is to receive a major upgrade that will complete safety and traffic flow improvements along this vital link road.

The program of works will involve two sections of Houston Mitchell Drive; between Long Point Drive and the Pacific Highway, and a 2.5km stretch west of Forest Parkway. These two sections will complete the upgrade to the entire length of the road, and works will occur concurrently to allow for completion in the most timely, efficient and cost effective manner possible

The overall aim of these works is to:

  • Improve safety and better flow of traffic for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Provide a quality road pavement for the speed environment
  • Improved road-side drainage that is more efficient.
Note: During construction contraflow and other traffic controls will be in place and delays are expected. Council appreciates the community’s co-operation and patience as these important road improvements take place.

Houston Mitchell Drive between Bonny Hills and the Pacific Highway is to receive a major upgrade that will complete safety and traffic flow improvements along this vital link road.

The program of works will involve two sections of Houston Mitchell Drive; between Long Point Drive and the Pacific Highway, and a 2.5km stretch west of Forest Parkway. These two sections will complete the upgrade to the entire length of the road, and works will occur concurrently to allow for completion in the most timely, efficient and cost effective manner possible

The overall aim of these works is to:

  • Improve safety and better flow of traffic for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Provide a quality road pavement for the speed environment
  • Improved road-side drainage that is more efficient.
Note: During construction contraflow and other traffic controls will be in place and delays are expected. Council appreciates the community’s co-operation and patience as these important road improvements take place.
Thank you for your interest in this project. This consultation has now concluded
  • Finishing works are now complete for Houston Mitchell Drive

    about 2 years ago

    Finishing works are now complete on the Houston Mitchell Drive with roadwork’s speed restrictions removed on Saturday 9 September along the length of Houston Mitchell Drive.

    A final spray seal will be undertaken across the two stages of work in October after which final line marking and pavement markers will be installed.


    Finishing works are now complete on the Houston Mitchell Drive with roadwork’s speed restrictions removed on Saturday 9 September along the length of Houston Mitchell Drive.

    A final spray seal will be undertaken across the two stages of work in October after which final line marking and pavement markers will be installed.


  • Works near completion

    over 2 years ago
    Houston mitchell drive

    Works are nearing completion on Houston Mitchell Drive with the final sections of works sealed and opened to traffic. Portable signals were removed on Thursday 27 July 2017. Wet weather and challenging subgrade conditions have impeded completion of the Works with over 4 months impact to the Project.

    In the coming weeks, finalisation works will be undertaken from the road shoulder to complete surface water drainage, landscaping, signage and delineation. Line marking is currently scheduled for the end of August.

    This important infrastructure Project has involved the realignment and reconstruction of over 4km of Houston Mitchell Drive. These works improve the safety standards of the major road for the benefit of all road users, including pedestrian and cyclists and provide a 3.25m travel lane with a 2m sealed shoulder and 1m verge in each direction.

    Works are nearing completion on Houston Mitchell Drive with the final sections of works sealed and opened to traffic. Portable signals were removed on Thursday 27 July 2017. Wet weather and challenging subgrade conditions have impeded completion of the Works with over 4 months impact to the Project.

    In the coming weeks, finalisation works will be undertaken from the road shoulder to complete surface water drainage, landscaping, signage and delineation. Line marking is currently scheduled for the end of August.

    This important infrastructure Project has involved the realignment and reconstruction of over 4km of Houston Mitchell Drive. These works improve the safety standards of the major road for the benefit of all road users, including pedestrian and cyclists and provide a 3.25m travel lane with a 2m sealed shoulder and 1m verge in each direction.

  • Update January 2017

    almost 3 years ago
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    Works are progressing well on the Houston Mitchell Drive Stages 2 and 3 Upgrade. Recent works have seen the number of work zones under portable traffic signals reduced to two sections only, easing delays for motorists using this route.

    Works are currently on track for completion in March 2017 weather dependant. To date over 2.3km of the works have been constructed full width to the designed levels with the remaining 1.9km of the Works currently under construction.

    Traffic controls will continue to be in place to the completion of the works. Council appreciates the community’s co-operation and patience as these...

    Works are progressing well on the Houston Mitchell Drive Stages 2 and 3 Upgrade. Recent works have seen the number of work zones under portable traffic signals reduced to two sections only, easing delays for motorists using this route.

    Works are currently on track for completion in March 2017 weather dependant. To date over 2.3km of the works have been constructed full width to the designed levels with the remaining 1.9km of the Works currently under construction.

    Traffic controls will continue to be in place to the completion of the works. Council appreciates the community’s co-operation and patience as these important road improvements take place.



  • Update September 2016

    about 3 years ago
    Late september 2016 on stage 2 works

    Clearing works are complete on both Stages 2 and 3.

    Bulk earthworks are well progressed on Stage 2 at 75% complete with permanent pavement works in progress at the eastern and western end of this stage. Commuters will experience the first section of permanent works, a 600m length at the eastern end of Stage 2 approaching Forest Parkway with the traffic switch undertaken on Wednesday 05 October 2016.

    Stage 3 works are progressing well with temporary works completed adjacent Long Point Drive allowing the Contract works to progress on the southern side of Houston Mitchell Drive. Current works underway...

    Clearing works are complete on both Stages 2 and 3.

    Bulk earthworks are well progressed on Stage 2 at 75% complete with permanent pavement works in progress at the eastern and western end of this stage. Commuters will experience the first section of permanent works, a 600m length at the eastern end of Stage 2 approaching Forest Parkway with the traffic switch undertaken on Wednesday 05 October 2016.

    Stage 3 works are progressing well with temporary works completed adjacent Long Point Drive allowing the Contract works to progress on the southern side of Houston Mitchell Drive. Current works underway include stormwater drainage works, bulk earthworks and foundation treatments


  • Update August 2016

    about 3 years ago
    Late august 2016 after bulk earthworks

    Photo taken in late August 2016 after bulk earthworks were well progressed

    Photo taken in late August 2016 after bulk earthworks were well progressed