Southern Feeder Road Stage 2 Construction
Piling is anticipated to recommence on Friday 21 June 2019. Based on the new geotechnical information, pile length has increased from approximately three metres to 23 metres. The impact on time and costs due the additional piling and delays is currently being evaluated, however it is anticipated that construction work will now be completed early in the new calendar year.
Southern Feeder Road Stage 3 Construction
SFR3 is effectively an upgrade of Blowes Road and Dairy Creek Road. The design of the SFR3 is 90% complete with the main outstanding item being the finalization of the intersection configuration at the Mitchell Highway in consultation with the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).
It is proposed to call tenders for the SFR3 within the next few months. In the interim, work will commence on property acquisition and the designing telecommunication and Essential Energy power assets to facilitate relocation.
Consultant reports, including geotechnical bore logs and a review of environmental factors, will be provided to Council in draft form this week for review and finalization.
The valuation of easements is also anticipated to be completed this week which will allow land negotiations to commence with private landholders and Transport for NSW where the pipe is proposed to transverse its land.
Approval is also required from John Holland Rail to bore under the Orange to Broken Hill railway line. Following this approval, which is anticipated to be received in mid-August, a request for tenders will be advertised.