Elizabeth Street – Tramline Upgrade
The Elizabeth St tram track required upgrading as a part of scheduled maintenance resulting in a need to close the tracks for the weekend, as a result trams that would normally terminate at the Elizabeth St Terminal in front of Flinders St Station would need to be cancelled for the duration to allow for the removal of the old track and the installation of the new tracks and overhead wires.
It was a job that required a number of contractors to work closely together within a high-profile location and to tight deadlines.
CDR Geotech were engaged to provide compaction testing once the track was removed and the new subgrade installed, working with the prime contractor the CDR Geotech team arrived in the early hours of the morning and completed the testing with no disruption to the project.
Duration = 2am Saturday, 25 February – 5am Wednesday, 1 March 2017.