The location of the job proved to be a key consideration in carrying out the conduit installation. Although Multipipe had approval from Vic Roads to close the intersection of Montague Street and Normanby Road in South Melbourne, the associated traffic management costs for this closure were deemed to be too expensive.
The revised CitiPower drawings were therefore designed around using a directional drill with Vicroad’s requirements for traffic management taken into consideration. The job was scheduled to be completed within twelve days to minimise disruption. Multipipe also had to have a man on site 24 hours a day for traffic management and as a safety precaution.