Spiire’s Civil Engineering team were engaged by Greater Shepparton City Council (GSCC) to provide civil design and construction consultancy services for the upgrade of a single lane roundabout to dual lane signalised intersection. The project was a part of the growth corridor strategy for northern Shepparton, known as Balaclava Road Signalised Intersection. Spiire’s Surveying team were also engaged to assist with the delivery of the project.
The project, on a Regional Roads Victoria main route, involved the upgrade of the intersection to cater for current a future growth of traffic in the area. The project aim was to improve local business access as well as pedestrian, cycle and bus movements. Local government also sought to improve the safety of the intersection given the site’s close proximity to the State Government Super School project.
The intersection is highly constrained by existing infrastructure in addition to residential, commercial and educational properties on all roads leading to the intersection. The design was to cater for 20 year projected traffic volumes, particularly incorporating B-double vehicles and freight. The design was to also cater for shared path and nature strip parking in from of residential properties.
The scope included major and complex water main upgrades (up to 375mm diameter) where Spiire were the GV Waters accredited consultant for design, construction auditing and testing for compliance. In addition, Spiire were tasked to design the road to minimise the disturbance of a significant tree in the road geometry.
Spiire undertook the role of lead designer for the civil and service design packages which led to the role of construction auditing for the Council’s Project Engineer. The team also prepared the specifications and cost estimates and obtained all authority approvals. Given the team’s successful delivery of the scope, Spiire were also called upon by Council for design advice through the public consultation period.
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