Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication

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Visit the website to find out the latest news and information about the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication Project, and the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication Project in Port Augusta.

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Port Wakefield to Port Augusta (PW2PA) Alliance Community Update

A significant milestone has been reached on one of the biggest regional infrastructure projects ever undertaken in this state.

The first of 132 bridge beams has been installed on the Joy Baluch AM Bridge duplication project.

The beams will form the base support that the bridge deck will be built on.

The duplication of the bridge will improve road safety and efficiency for all users, improve freight productivity and importantly improve the resilience of this critical road link.

JBAMBD Bridge Beams

June 25 Update

There are three new notifications regarding works on and around the Joy Baluch AM Bridge.

  1. Soil sampling to be undertaken during night works next week.

The other two are extensions of existing notifications:

  1. Tassie Street Closure until the end of July to facilitate bridge beam installation
  2. Augusta Highway intermittent night works until the end of the year to facilitate bridge construction

If you do have any questions please don’t hesitate to email or call The PW2PA Alliance on 1300 161 407.

Augusta Highway traffic restrictions between the Joy Baluch
AM Bridge and Flinders Terrace

As part of the project, and to facilitate widening of the highway south of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge, traffic will
be temporarily reduced to one lane in each direction on the Augusta Highway between the Joy Baluch AM
Bridge and Flinders Terrace (see map overleaf).

Timing

The reconfigured traffic lanes between the Joy Baluch AM Bridge and Flinders Terrace are expected to be in
place from early May 2021 for approximately 6 months, weather permitting.

What to expect

Traffic will be temporarily reduced to one lane in each direction on the Augusta Highway between the Joy
Baluch AM Bridge and Flinders Terrace.

Right turn access in and out of Mackay Street from the Augusta Highway will continue to be provided.
Signage will be in place to alert motorists of the temporary changes and speed restrictions. Motorists are
advised to take care when driving through the area. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

View the PDF Notification

JBAMBD Highway Traffic Restrictions

Jervois Street Underpass
Community Survey

In the current project design, pedestrian connectivity from the Augusta Highway Shared Use Path to Jervois
Street and Langsford Street is provided via a new pedestrian ramp (see map overleaf). The new facility will
provide a safe alternative pedestrian route that links to the Flinders Terrace pedestrian crossing and the new
Mackay Street pedestrian crossing.

The current design also allows for the Jervois Street underpass to remain open and be extended by
approximately 5 metres to allow for the road widening. Safety concerns about the Jervois Street underpass
have been raised by some community members. Views have been expressed that the underpass should be
closed.

As part of our commitment to involve local communities and key stakeholders in the delivery of the project, we
are seeking your feedback on the Jervois Street underpass. The PW2PA Alliance and Port Augusta City
Council would also like to understand if the new pedestrian facility to be built as part of the Joy Baluch AM
Bridge Duplication Project would provide a suitable, safer alternative to the Jervois Street underpass, and if
the underpass should be closed.

We would appreciate you taking the time to complete a short, online survey available at:
www.surveymonkey.com/r/jervoisstreetunderpass Please submit your feedback by no later than Monday, 10
May 2021.

Hard copies of the survey are also available at the Port Augusta City Council offices at 4 Mackay Street, Port
Augusta. You can also email enquiries@pw2pa.com.au if you would like a copy of the survey emailed to you,
or phone the project enquiries line on 1300 161 407 for further information.

All feedback provided through this survey will remain anonymous, and information gathered will be used to
inform the Department for Infrastructure and Transport of community opinions on the Jervois Street underpass
and assist to determine future decisions regarding this pedestrian facility.

View the PDF Notification

Underpass

Works Notice – April 2021

Night Works – Joy Baluch AM Bridge Southbound Lane Intermittent Restrictions

As part of the project, to enable completion of the bridge piles, the southbound lane of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge will be temporarily closed to traffic in the vicinity of the works (see map below).

Timing

To facilitate these works, the southbound lane of the bridge will be restricted intermittently as required, with approximately 15 nights in total, anticipated to be spread over the next 8 weeks.

Variable Message Signage positioned at either end of the bridge will alert locals and motorists of the dates the southbound lane of the bridge will be restricted. The SitePodium App will also provide these dates.

The temporary periodic restrictions to the southbound lane on the Joy Baluch AM Bridge are expected to commence from 7pm, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 for approximately 8 weeks, weather permitting.

Unless otherwise advised, works will be generally undertaken between 7pm and 7am, excluding Saturday nights.

Activities

Concrete pump trucks will set up along the Joy Baluch AM Bridge to pour concrete into the piles. The 250 tonne crane, situated on the jack up barge in the Spencer Gulf, will also be used to assist with concrete pouring.

Some noise and vibration disturbance can be expected at times while these works are completed, however, the works will be managed to minimise disruption to nearby businesses and residents as much as practically possible. Noise and vibration monitoring will be undertaken during these works.

What to expect

Signage will be in place to alert motorists of the temporary southbound closure, with traffic controllers onsite to assist motorists and maintain traffic flow in either direction on the northbound lane of the bridge as required. Motorists are advised to take care when driving through the area.
Night works are being undertaken to minimise impacts to traffic during the day and complete the works as quickly and safely as possible. The PW2PA Alliance will make every effort to minimise noise and disruption during this period.

Pedestrian access along the Joy Baluch AM Bridge will be maintained.

Download the PDF Notification

Map showing the Joy Baluch AM Bridge with the southbound (West Side to East Side) lane indicated as closed with a

Works Notice – March 2021

Temporary Road Closure - Tassie Street

As part of the project, and to enable the construction of two bridge piles close to the road, Tassie Street will
be temporarily closed to traffic in the vicinity of the works (see map overleaf). Pedestrian access along Tassie
Street will continue to be provided.

Timing

The temporary closure of Tassie Street is expected to commence from 7am Tuesday, 6 April, for approximately
5 weeks.

Unless otherwise advised, works will be undertaken as follows:

  • Monday to Saturday, 7am to 7pm.
  • Sunday, 9am to 5pm.

Activities

To safely undertake the works, a crane pad will be constructed on Tassie Street, a crane will then be used to
drive piles into the ground up to a depth of 30 metres.

Some noise and vibration disturbance can be expected at times while these works are completed, however
the works will be managed to minimise disruption to nearby businesses and residents as much as practically
possible.

Noise and vibration monitoring will be undertaken during these works.

What to expect

Signage will be in place to advise motorists of the temporary road closure and available detour route via
Thompson Street, Flinders Terrace and Young Street.

Access to residential and business properties will be maintained at all times.

Pedestrian access along Tassie Street will be provided at all times, with traffic controllers onsite to assist when
works are taking place.

Download the PDF Notification

JBB Tassie Street Closure

Community Notice – January 2021

Marine Exclusion Area

As part of the project, the PW2PA Alliance advises that a marine exclusion area will be in place around the works area (see map attached). No public access into the marine exclusion area will be permitted for any activities including swimming, snorkelling, fishing or boating. The marine exclusion area will be marked by safety buoys, which will be clearly visible both day and night.

Timing of marine exclusion area:

Tuesday, 19 January 2020 to end 2022.

What to expect:

To construct a foundation for the new bridge, steel piles will be driven into the sea
bed. This activity will produce underwater noise. Please avoid any underwater
activities within the vicinity of the works.

Access to boat ramps and the Eastside and Westside Foreshores will not be
impacted by this marine exclusion area.

Any person wishing to access the beaches or gulf waters north of the marine
exclusion area, will need to access these areas from the nearest boat ramp or
walkway.

Download the PDF Notification

Marine Exclusion

Community Notice – January 2021

Marine Piling

As part of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication Project, the Port Wakefield to Port Augusta (PW2PA) Alliance
advises that marine piling will soon commence for the new bridge.

Timing of works:

Piling for the duplicated bridge is expected to commence on Monday, 11 January 2021, and will be
completed by mid 2021, weather permitting. Unless otherwise advised, works will be undertaken as follows:

  • Monday to Saturday, 7am to 7pm.
  • Sunday, 9am to 5pm.

Activities:

A 450 tonne and two 250 tonne crawler cranes with a driving impact hammer will be used to drive 75 piles for
the new bridge.

What to expect:

Specialist marine equipment will drive the piles up to a depth of approximately 30 metres into the seabed by
applying blows from a heavy hammer attached to a crane.

Some noise and vibration disturbance can be expected at times while these works are completed, however
the works will be managed to minimise disruption to nearby businesses and residents as much as practically
possible.

Noise and vibration monitoring will be undertaken during these works.

Please refer to the following fact sheets for additional information:

  • Managing Construction Impacts – Environmental Management; and
  • Managing Construction Impacts – Marine Fauna.

Download the PDF Notification

Community Notice – December 2020

PW2PA Construction Vehicles Route Notification

As part of the project, heavy vehicles delivering construction materials to the Eastside Foreshore will access the works area via Flinders Terrace, Stuart Terrace and Tassie Street.

The heavy vehicle route, for delivering construction materials to site, will be in operation until completion of the project at the end of 2022.

Access to the site will be from 7am and 7pm, Monday to Saturday, unless otherwise advised.

Activities:

Transporting materials for construction of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication Project.

What to expect:

Increased heavy vehicle movement on Flinders Terrace, Stuart Terrace and Tassie Street (see map overleaf).

Access to residential and business properties will be maintained at all times.

Download the PDF Notification and Map

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Statment from PW2PA Alliance

The PW2PA Alliance (CPB Contractors Pty Ltd, Aurecon Pty Ltd and GHD Pty Ltd, and DPTI) have been awarded the contract to design and construct the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication and Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication projects. Since project award, the Alliance has been busy establishing project systems and continuing design work.

You can provide your contact details to PW2PA so you can make project enquiries, register for project updates, provide feedback and bring to their attention any issues you would like to discuss with project team members,  about either the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication or Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication projects.

From Monday 4 May, 2020 you can contact the PW2PA Alliance by the following methods:

Call – 1300 161 407
Email – enquiries@pw2pa.com.au

Project information and contact details:

To register for project updates or to find more information, visit https://dpti.sa.gov.au/infrastructure/road_projects/joybaluchAMbridge

The Joy Baluch AM Bridge Project Team
Phone: 1300 794 880
Email: DPTI.communityrelations@sa.gov.au

Feedback from the Community Information Sessions

The project team held two Community Information Sessions on 10 and 11 April 2019, at the Port Augusta Central Oval Sporting Complex. In total 285 people attended the sessions. To read all the feedback, please visit the DPTI website.