ACT light rail contractors dig up utilities

ACT light rail contractors dig up utilities

By Kathleen Dyett

Capital Metro Minister Simon Corbell said the work is part of a broader $1. 3 million program of investigations that will inform the final business case for the first stage of the rail project.

Workers have begun digging hundreds of holes in Canberra’s north to observe underground utilities and prevent cost blowouts in the ACT Government’s planned $614 million light rail project.

“This is part of the funding that’s been made available to the Capital Metro project in the most recent budget to allow it to do the investigations it needs to do to prepare the project for market”.

Workers are checking the location of underground utilities such as gas, power and phone lines along the proposed route for Capital Metro between Gungahlin and the city.

Capital Metro project director Emma Thomas said the excavation work would be critical to the project’s design.

Read more here: ABC


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