The Melbourne road traffic management team supporting infrastructure projectsMarch 31, 2019
Wherever you look in Melbourne, there are major infrastructure projects taking place.
And, because we are Melbourne road traffic management experts, we’re enjoying playing our part in keeping workers and the public safe during 2019’s exciting construction projects.
With many projects gathering pace this month, our experienced team at STA Traffic Management Solutions has been busy implementing comprehensive road traffic management plans to allow hard-working crews to get jobs done as quickly as possible, while also minimising delays to commuters.
At STA Traffic Management Solutions, we love working on big projects. It’s exciting to see Melbourne develop and we enjoy our ring-side seat. At the moment our crew is currently working on one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the state – the West Gate Tunnel project.
When one of the huge tunnel boring machines arrived in Melbourne recently, we were tasked with the important job of closing the roads so it could be moved from the port to the work site.
Two of these state-of-the-art machines – named Bella and Vida, will bore through the ground under Melbourne to build the project’s twin tunnels. When fully assembled the large tunnel borers with powerful cutter heads are both a massive 90 metres long, reach more than 15 metres high and weigh in at an impressive 4000 tonnes.
Bella and Vida’s work is crucial to the major project, which will create an outbound tunnel stretching about four kilometres and a 2.8km inbound tunnel. The project will provide a much needed alternative to the West Gate Bridge.
At STA Traffic Management Solutions, we have decades of experience when it comes to safely managing traffic. Whether you need a traffic control plan that involves multiple road closures or are shutting down lanes on a major roadway, we’ve got you covered.