Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Dinmore to Goodna
With 98% of construction on the $1.95 billion Ipswich Motorway upgrade complete, it is merely a matter of months before the finishing touches are finalised. Federal MP for Blair, Shayne Neumann has confirmed that the Dinmore to Goodna upgrade is well ahead of schedule and is likely to be completed by mid-year, rather than late 2012. Construction of the project commenced in early 2009 by the Origin Alliance, consisting of The Department of Transport and Main Roads, Abigroup Contractors, Fulton Hogan, Seymour Whyte Constructions, SMEC Australia, and Parsons Brinckerhoff, and was designed to alleviate traffic congestion, and to improve safety and reliability for motorists.
The upgrade involved widening the Ipswich Motorway from four to six lanes with the provision for eight lanes in the future. It was these specifications which made the Freeway lighting range ideal for the D2G project. INGAL EPS has currently provided over $2million worth of freeway lighting, which are approved by the Department of Transport and Main Roads and are designed to meet the need for greater outreaches over multi-lane roads. The Department of Transport and Main Roads freeway range utilises a heavy-duty shaft, allowing for outreaches up to 4.5 metres in length. Additionally, INGAL EPS has also supplied the D2G project with footings for the poles and brackets for project bridges. A spokesperson for the Origin Alliance said that they have been pleased with the quality of work provided by INGAL EPS, as well as the company’s ability to keep pace with the project and respond to changing requirements during construction.