Napier Street, Midland Highway, is the main corridor and gateway to Bendigo from the North. The corridor is an important thoroughfare which also serves as access to important community places, including the Bendigo Botanic Gardens, White Hills shopping strip, primary and secondary schools among others.
The project works presented some significant changes to the Napier Street environment including changes to vehicle movements, parking, crossings, services and turning points as well as the removal of the majority of trees currently within the corridor.
Our Civil Engineering team were responsible for the service investigation and detailed design for the relocation and augmentation of all services to allow the upgrade of the arterial road. This involved close consultation with all service providers including Powercore, Coliban water, Telstra & NBN and AusNet. The Civil team coordinated services around multiple intersection upgrades along the 2km strip of road and played a supporting role assisting the civil contractors with the service augmentations throughout the construction process. Our Surveying team also delivered the construction set-out survey for the contractor.
The landscape architectural design celebrates Napier Street as a northern gateway into the city of Bendigo. A 4km long triple avenue of gum trees forms an iconic and memorable boulevard. A bespoke entrance forecourt at the heritage-listed world war one ‘Arch of Triumph’ memorial at the Bendigo Botanic Gardens, provides a place to appreciate the arch, and reflect. The forecourt also facilitates commemorative ANZAC services.
The project presented several challenges to the team including restricted space requirements to move all services into the existing road reservation. Given the limited space requirements, our Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture teams collaborated closely in order to deliver green elements into the road design.
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