Launching truss lifting segments into place just north of Grand Junction Road.
Launching truss lifting segments into place just north of Grand Junction Road.
South Road Superway

Constructed above one of Adelaide’s busiest roads, the South Road Superway is a 4.8 km, multi-lane, non-stop roadway featuring 2.5 km of raised road platforms – one of the longest in Australia and South Australia’s first.

Materials & Testing

With our 48 hour turn around on all compaction control testing and geotechnical advice during the construction of the Superway, our client experienced no hold-ups on site – keeping the project on track.

The Challenges

The low bearing capability of the soft soils in the area had the potential to disrupt construction, as there was a risk the ground would not support the equipment required. Collaboration between FMG & GHD allowed for the design of specialised platforms that would ensure the cranes and piling rig could be used safely during construction– making it possible for our client to proceed without undue delay costs.

Site
South Road, Angle Park SA
Client
Urban Superway
Value
$842 Million
South Road Superway - Solis Testing, Crane Pad Design
South Road Superway - Solis Testing, Crane Pad Design

Benefits

  • Integrated Geotechnical and Compaction Control testing allowed for fast expert advice on potential risks and accurate monitoring of the site – Mitigating risk for our client.
  • Specialist knowledge of local soil conditions allowed for the design of tailored platforms – Allowing construction to continue safely.
  • Fast turn around times kept the project moving forward – Allowing our client to hit construction targets on time!
“Through fast track testing and support, FMG ensured soils in the area were optimised for construction”
South Road Superway - Soils Testing, Crane Pad Design
South Road Superway - Soils Testing, Crane Pad Design
Key Personnel
Gary Turnbull
Laboratory Development Manager
Luke Schleidgen
Senior Soils Technician
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