Aubin Grove Station and Russell Road Upgrade
Client: Georgiou Group
Duration: March 2015 to May 2017
QTM team(s): QTM Electrical, QTM Engineering, QTM Traffic Management
Services: Traffic management design, RTM review, traffic control, traffic signal modification, street lighting relocation and removal, street lighting installation, traffic impact study, visual survey
QTM was awarded the Early Contractor Involvement phase of the Aubin Grove Station and Russell Road Upgrade project in March 2015 and work has recently been completed on the final phase of the project. The $120m Aubin Grove Station project will see the construction of a new train station in the median of Kwinana Freeway in Aubin Grove, just north of Russell Road. The Russell Road interchange is also being upgraded to cater for increasing traffic demands and to cater for bus and car access around the new train station. The project is a Public Transport Authority project and requires multiple closures of the Kwinana Freeway, the Russell Road underpass and a section of the Principal Shared Path (PSP) running parallel to Kwinana Freeway, amongst other various schemes to cater for the works.
QTM Engineering developed over 485 RTM reviewed Traffic Control Diagrams and various Traffic Management Plans for the project. QTM Engineering were also involved in the designing of road safety barrier schemes and have also conducted a Traffic Impact Study for the major freeway closures occurring in June and a visual survey of the detour routes for existing closures to ensure that network assets are not affected by increased traffic volumes. QTM Traffic Management have installed the required schemes included freeway on and offramp closures, non-concurrent freeway carriageway closures and various lane closures, works off road, pedestrian management and have manually controlled signalised intersections during times where QTM Electrical have been engaged to undertake modifications to the traffic signals at the Russell Road interchange. Much of the works have also required QTM Traffic Management to operate a Truck Mounted Attenuator where works have impacted on the Kwinana Freeway. In June 2016, a complete and major closure of the Kwinana Freeway took place over three weekends to allow crane lifts for the Russell Road duplicate bridge amongst other works around the new station. QTM Engineering and QTM Traffic Management extensively planned for these closures which ensured that the closures were managed in such a way as to limit the impact on the road network as much as possible.
Prior to the award of the project to Georgiou, QTM Engineering also assisted with pre-award planning which assisted in the ability for the project to commence as soon as possible after award.
The project has evidenced how QTM can provide a vast array of services in the fields of traffic engineering, traffic control, traffic management planning, traffic signals and street lighting to a single project, and work together to ensure efficiency gains for the project.
For more information on the project, including project updates and details of individual road closures, please visit the Main Roads WA website at https://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/BuildingRoads/Projects/UrbanProjects/Pages/russellroad.aspx or the Public Transport Authority website at http://www.pta.wa.gov.au/projects/aubin-grove-station