Southern Feeder Road Stage 2 Construction
The backfilling of bridge abutments has now been completed and the western abutment and wing walls have been poured. Placing of formwork and reinforcing steel are being undertaken on the eastern abutment. Casting of the bridge girders has commenced in Newcastle and all are expected to be manufactured by the end of January 2020.
The asphalt paving base layer has been completed on Edward Street and some of the SFR east of Edward Street. Traffic is expected to be switched onto this part of the works in February to allow the construction of the cul-de-sac on Elsham Avenue north of the works.
Work is continuing at the Huntley Road, Elsham Avenue and McNeilly Avenue tie-ins. Works are expected to be completed within the first half of the new calendar year.
Shiralee Creek Sewer
Late last year, the tender was awarded to EL Civil Engineering Pty Ltd for the construction of the Shiralee Creek sewer project. Construction is expected to commence in early February and is anticipated to be completed in July 2020. Work is to begin at the Endeavour Oval end of the project and progress south with a road crossing at Woodward Street in late February and an underbore across the Orange Broken Hill railway line toward the end March/early April. Once completed, a large section of the Shiralee area becomes available for development.
Astill Drive Pound
Construction continues with the building structure with the concrete slab poured before Christmas for the building structure. The frame was erected early in the New Year and quickly followed by the roof installation. Currently, the contractors are working on constructing the retaining walls and the detailed earthworks in preparation for the pavement areas.