The Broadway Ellenbrook
Road Modification – modify 2 lanes into 4 lanes
May – June 2018
PROJECT MANAGEMENT, TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT, UTILITY LOCATION QLB AND NON DESTRUCTIVE EXCAVATION TO AS5488, UTILITY SURVEY.
The City of Swan planned to duplicate The Broadway in Ellenbrook between The Promenade and Bordeaux Lane to reduce congestion and improve the road’s safety and level of service.
The duplication was staged over a minimum of 4 financial years (FY), with Abaxa forming part of the planning, including service location and relocation, geotechnical testing and survey.
Abaxa were awarded the project on a Friday and mobilised within 5 business days to begin on-site management, maintaining our fast and compliant site attendance with our dedicated support team including dedicated account manager, project manager and large accredited resource team. Abaxa maintain a 99.8% response time commitment for our clients as one of our key brand promises.
Abaxa actively collaborated with the client on this project on-site to manage the project utility risk as uncovered during the utility investigations. The location process identified many non-DBYD utilities including Trunk Mains for Reticulation and House Services that would have a significant impact on the design and construction. The Abaxa project manager met with the client on site multiple times to highlight the risk and potential design impact that these additional services would have on the project.
Abaxa advised timeframes to locate and survey the unplanned utilities in addition to the existing scope, and provided additional on-site resources to bolster the team and assist in reducing costs for the client in an unexpected budget concern.
Ground Conditions in the area were “all day (permeable)” sand making the pothole verification process difficult for access and proving. Abaxa overcame this through utilising different vacuum technologies and support materials to complete the project on time.
This utility risk assessment and project communication meant the client was able to adjust the design to accommodate the utility findings, which prevented lost time and budget impacts for the project, saving time and money end to end.
Communication with the client was kept frequent to ensure there were no surprises along the course of the projects.
- Zero Injury
- Zero Utility Hits
- Full Utility Locate and Survey to AS5488
- Daily Service Reports and FINAL Project Survey Reports
- Project handover meeting with successful completion agreement
- Project on Time and Budget
The project requires management of a patrol along the Parmelia Pipeline for APA to protect people and infrastructure from a disturbance of this high pressure gas transmission pipeline.
The project required a Utility Survey to identify, locate utilities and complete a site features and utility survey to support engineering final design in a replacement plan for water mains constructed more than a century ago in Fremantle. The replacement of water mains was scheduled by the Water Corporation from August to October 2019.
For this project, Abaxa was involved with Perth’s first Smart Freeway including creation of an additional lane from Canning Highway to Narrows Bridge. The Smart Freeway will use smart technology to open and close traffic lanes in the event of an incident and adjust speed limits to get more traffic through during busy periods.