Progress @ The Bend Motorsport Park

Another exciting day at The Bend Motorsport Park – there’s a lot happening behind that perimeter wire.

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40 tonne articulated dump truck being loaded with spoils from the Emergency Underpass that crosses beneath the main straight of the Main Racing Circuit.

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Excavator loading dump truck as per the above. Approx. 8000 cubic metres of materials needs to be excavated down to the underpass floor.

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Once excavated, 44 concrete box culverts 3.6m x 3.6m will be craned into placed to create a tunnel for vehicles to pass under the main race circuit during events.

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A profiler profiling off hard limestone on pit straight to achieve the designed track level.

Rock breaker breaking hard limestone to achieve the run-off design levels – Pit building in the back ground.

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Site Manager, Sam Rasheed of Meningie, standing in a trench that has been excavated for the installation of track concrete drainage pipes.

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Lucas TCS employees installing concrete drainage pipes. Approx. 10km of concrete pipes are being installed around the main racing circuit in order to remove stormwater from the circuit during rain events.

Lucas TCS employees levelling the trench prior to pipe installation.

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Corner 22 of the main racing circuit. The GT circuit has 36 corners all up.

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Rollers compacting fill in front of pit building. Approx. 300,000 cubic metres (or 600,000 tonnes) of sand, rock and clay has been shifted to create the main racing circuit.

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Construction of the Main Pit Building. The building is approx. 350m long and 4 stories high in the main section.

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Southern wing of pit building. Over 200 precast panels will be craned into placed to create this pit building. Cranes up to 250tonne are been used onsite.

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Southern end of the pit building. 32 garages will be installed in the ground level of pit building.

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Underpass underway.

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Main Pit Building.

Exciting times in the Coorong District Council region

 

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