Darlington Upgrade Project

The Darlington Upgrade Project is an important stage in the delivery of Adelaide’s North- South Corridor, comprising approximately 3.3 kilometres of motorway with significant grade separations and road bridges.

Source: Government of South Australia

DRASOL provided multiple work groups over an extended period carrying out a wide range of services including:

  • Wastewater infrastructure and valve installation
  • Potable water mains
  • Electrical/communications infrastructure (common service trenching)
  • Large diameter stormwater drainage
  • Deep excavations with shoring
  • Gross pollutant traps and detention systems
  • Detailed excavation and minor pavement works

Significant stormwater infrastructure was installed, with pipework up to 3m diameter at depths up to 7m.

Other DRASOL work groups installed potable water and utility service conduits under live-traffic conditions, working within significant time-critical schedules to avoid disruptions to peak traffic flows. We also installed a significant stormwater management asset comprising pollutant traps and pre-cast detention chambers founded on a heavy-duty cast in- situ concrete base.

By following a stringent safe working methodology these works were completed ahead of schedule and without incident.

CLIENTGateway South (Fulton Hogan & Laing O’Rourke)
LOCATIONDarlington, South Australia
SERVICESInstallation of in-ground services, major stormwater infrastructure, detailed excavation and pavement works.
TIMELINE2016 – 2019