As part of the early works program for Prospect Highway extensive upgrade, Ferrycarrig, in partnership with Ausconnex, completed a range of electrical distribution and transmission works along the 2.3 km route. The works included the undergrounding of overhead assets which allow the road construction to be completed without delay. The Ferrycarrig team provided all traffic control as well as the removal of existing infrastructure and new utility installations.
TfNSW proposed to upgrade Prospect Highway to a generally four-lane corridor between Reservoir Road, Prospect, and 200 metres north of St Martins Crescent, Blacktown – a length of about 3.6 kilometres. Prospect Highway between Reservoir Road, Prospect, and St Martins Crescent, Blacktown is currently an undivided two-lane road (one lane in each direction) which causes congestion and delays for motorists. Therefore, the proposed upgrade will provide a 3.6-kilometre four-lane divided road and will cater for forecast transport growth along this corridor.
Ferrycarrig Prospect Highway construction works included the:
- Relocation of electrical assets along the alignment.
- Open-cut excavation and cable haul of over 2.3km of 33kV transmission, 11kV distribution, and street lights duct lines together.
- Providing traffic controller services for all overhead relocation works, outage assistance including major Prospect highway shutdown
- HDD across major intersections with the successful completion of 7 under bores.
- The team found 25 unknown services with 0 strikes.
Ensuring that bores were well executed and designed around the in-ground services. HDD boring works were considered a critical activity and well-planned.
Cadastral boundary and easement design issues were picked up early by the project team and relayed to the Client’s designers to be resolved. Minimising these issues so that future road designs, levels, and cadastral boundaries were identified for the proposed road works. The Ferrycarrig internal surveying team completed a design analysis to further assist future road builders in the area.
Working around live services, NDD investigations ensured there were no service strikes and we were able to accurately locate all known and unknown services, with zero incidents.