A tender has been released to engage geotechnical experts for investigation works on on the final 10.5 kilometres of South Australia’s North-South Corridor project.
In addition, the South Australian Government has appointed an Executive Director to oversee project, which is one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the state.
Susana Fueyo will become Executive Director of the North-South Corridor Program Delivery Office (PDO), overseeing the final stage of the major project.
Fueyo is the Program Director at Major Road Projects Victoria, where she oversees a $4 billion portfolio of infrastructure works.
In a statement, she said she looks forward to being involved in the completion of the North-South Corridor, which will deliver enormous benefits to South Australians when completed.
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“The final stage between Darlington and the River Torrens will be complex, regardless of which solution is implemented, and I’ll be able to draw on my experience delivering similar large road projects to build something that will have enduring value for the community,” Fueyo said.
Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Minister Stephan Knoll said the final stage of the North-South Corridor will be the single biggest infrastructure project in South Australia’s history.
“We already have $5.4 billion on the table to help deliver this project that will underpin thousands of jobs over the next decade and finally see the completion of the 78-kilometre North-South Corridor,” he said.
Geotechnical works will help government to assess the viability of tunnelling which will be included in two parts of the three solutions being assessed.
“These investigations have been developed with consideration given to property access constraints, minimising traffic impacts and is largely focused on areas that can be accessed now,” Knoll said.
Earlier this year, SMEC, WSP and Tunnelling Solutions mapped out the test locations, depths, sampling and testing requirements to progress the planning of the options.