Tender released for early works on final section of North-South Corridor

An Executive Director has been appointed to oversee what will be South Australia’s biggest infrastructure project, the final 10.5 kilometres on the North South Corridor. 

A $3 million tender has been released to engage geotechnical experts to perform investigation works that will determine the final stage of the North-South Corridor.

Susana Fueyo will become Executive Director of the North-South Corridor Program Delivery Office (PDO), overseeing the final stage of the major project.

Ms. Fueyo is the Program Director at Major Road Projects Victoria, where she oversees a $4 billion portfolio of infrastructure works.

In a statement she said she looks forward to being involved in the completion of the North-South Corridor, which will deliver enormous benefits to South Australians when completed.

“The final stage between Darlington and the River Torrens will be complex, regardless of which solution is implemented, and I’ll be able to draw on my experience delivering similar large road projects to build something that will have enduring value for the community,” Ms. Fueyo said.

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said the final stage of the North-South Corridor will be the single biggest infrastructure project in South Australia’s history.

“We already have $5.4 billion on the table to help deliver this project that will underpin thousands of jobs over the next decade and finally see the completion of the 78-kilometre North-South Corridor,” he says.

Geotechnical works will help government to assess the viability of tunneling which will be included in two parts of the three solutions being assessed.

“These investigations have been developed with consideration given to property access constraints, minimising traffic impacts and is largely focused on areas that can be accessed now,” Mr. Knoll said.

Earlier this year, SMEC, WSP and Tunnelling Solutions mapped out the test locations, depths, sampling and testing requirements to progress the planning of the options.

The State Government is now seeking to engage an expert company to undertake the $3 million investigation works over the next 12 months.

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