Bielby Holdings is delighted to announce the completion of Everton Park Link Road, a vital congestion easing project, connecting South Pine Road, north of the Kedron Brook Creek, to Stafford Road, east of Mountridge Street in Brisbane’s inner North-West.
The completed project will reduce traffic congestion at the Stafford Road and South Pine Road intersection and improve connectivity for cyclists with dedicated facilities linking into the ever-popular Kedron Brook Bikeway.
We caught up with Joe Damen, Project Manager, who oversaw the project, ensuring its smooth progress from site mobilisation to completion.
What did you enjoy most about the project?
I liked the size of the project, as it allowed me to get to know all our staff and workers and create a cohesive team dedicated to delivering a successful project.
The project had plenty of opportunities for professional development and growth for all our staff and workers. It included plenty of technical aspects of road construction throughout the project.
What was the projects biggest technical challenge?
The project included a major reinforced concrete box culvert structure for stormwater drainage.
The structure is 60m long on a 40 degree skew at the base of a creek bed with difficult ground conditions. Comprised of 208 precast elements weighing between 6 tonnes and 12 tonnes, it was a logistical challenge to transport the materials to the site, ensuring that we worked within the boundaries of traffic curfews.
Working in a tight urban environment also posed some challenges. Each precast element had to be delivered and unloaded into a narrow corridor between the work area and Stafford Rd without causing traffic congestion on the local road network. We then had to store precast elements on their side and a dual crane lift undertaken to install them below the new road.
What about the completion of the project makes you most proud?
This is my first project as a Project Manager, and I am very proud to have led a safe and successful project on time. I’d like to thank every team member for their commitment to ensuring that we delivered another outstanding piece of infrastructure for our clients.
I look forward to seeing the project benefit the local community and businesses while reducing congestion for road users and improving access for pedestrians and cyclists.
What is the next project you will be helping Bielby to deliver?
I’ll be working with the estimating team on upcoming projects in the road and rail sectors.