24 April 2013

Legacy Way reaches 50% completion

The Legacy Way project has achieved another major milestone with construction reaching 50% completion. This achievement demonstrates the significant progress that had been made on the 4.6 kilometre tunnel, which will link the Western Freeway at Toowong with the Inner City Bypass (ICB) at Kelvin Grove. Since the commencement of construction, the Legacy Way project has achieved many successes including the record pace of the two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) Annabell and Joyce. Major activities undertaken at the western worksite located in Toowong in the first half of construction included construction of the temporary acoustic shed, completion of the 530 metre spoil conveyor tunnel and relocation of the LinkWater watermain which lies beneath the Western Freeway. Other major activities completed on the eastern end of the project located adjacent to the Inner City Bypass at Kelvin Grove included piling for the eastern cut and cover tunnel and ventilation building, and the start of blasting activities for excavation underneath the cut and cover roof to create the eastern portal connection. This is a project being delivered by the Transcity Joint Venture, which is comprised of BMD Constructions ACCIONA & Ghella. Once complete, the project will comprise twin, two-lane tunnels, 4.6 kilometres in length, connecting commuters between the Mt Coot-tha roundabout in Toowong and the Inner City Bypass at Kelvin Grove. For more information visit the Legacy Way website.


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Since 1979, BMD has employed a relationship based business model founded on certainty, collaboration and performance.

With approximately 1,500 staff throughout Australia, BMD has the resources and experience to deliver projects ranging in size from $1 million to over $1 billion and is currently ranked 43rd in the 2012 BRW’s Top 500 Private Companies list.


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