Mains and Kessels Roads Intersection Upgrade MACGREGOR
BDB recently relocated Telstra's existing assets to a new alignment to allow an underpass beneath Mains Road to be built for Kessels Road traffic with improved turn and intersection lanes and new provisions for buses, pedestrians and cyclists which will improve the traffic flow to one of the busiest intersections in Queensland. This upgrade will not only improve traffic travelling times and congestion, but improved safety and reliability as well as reduced vehicle operating costs, local exhaust emissions and noise levels around the intersection.
BDB's contribution included:
- Directional drills under Mains and Kessels Roads and Mimosa Creek
- Multiple conduit runs
- Pit and manhole installations
- Hauling of Copper cables and Optic fibres
- Copper jointing and Optic splicing; and
- much of the works was completed at night to reduce interruption to traffic flow
Gold Coast Rapid Transit Project
This project is being undertaken in stages by several Principal Contractors, BDB has been involved in the Southport to Broadbeach section, i.e. all Telstra network entering and leaving the Surfers Paradise Exchange. This public transport project aims to reduce congestion and improve public transport services at the Gold Coast. BDB has been involved with sections through the tourist centre including Cavill Av Surfers Paradise in relocating mutliple conduit runs of up to 38 conduits and custom manhole builds. Copper cable hauling and jointing is due to commence this year, with final completion of the project not due for several years to come.
This project has provided many challenges, including:
- High pedestrian and tourist zone;
- Multiple Contractors in same space relocating multiple utility assets at the same time;
- Depth requirement for new alignment; and
- the difficulties related to digging trenches in sand.
Gateway Upgrade South Project and South East Busway Extension
Stage 2 includes two sections, section 1 requires the upgrade of Mt Gravatt Capalaba Road from Broadwater Road to Gardner Road and section 2 will extend the Gateway Motorway southbound on ramp to the Pacific Motorway. Extending and upgrading the on ramp alignment will improve safety and reliability for motorists by allowing more distance and time to merge with through traffic. BDB will be involved in the relocation of Telstra's existing assets to a new alignment to remove current conflicts and enable road works to be completed, our works will include directional drilling, trenching, associated civil activities, hauling of copper cable and optic fibre, cable jointing and optic splicing.