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Rural City of Murray Bridge Council – Jarvis Road Pavement Construction

Jarvis Road is classified as a secondary freight route within Council Road Management Hierarchy. It is currently unsealed and as a result requires significant maintenance. The pavement depth was insufficient to accommodate large freight movements and requires additional depth and sealing to ensure it is fit for purpose and meets its intended useful life. Sealing 950m of exiting unsealed pavement to accommodate increased freight movements.

Project Description was reconstruction of unsealed road to make suitable for sealing. Scope involved installation of stormwater culverts, pipes and headwalls, delivery of PM2/20 materials to site, reconditioning in-situ pavement, conditioning of new pavement materials, compaction, testing, final trimming with machine guidance (GPS)

Majority of the road had only marginal cut or fill to achieve the desired designed finish surface level, therefore we needed to come up with a unique system to incorporate the new granular pavement with the existing and mix to optimum moisture content. The road was constructed with machine guidance control (Trimble).   


The Bend Motorsport Park – Eastern Paddock Area Dukes Hwy, Tailem Bend

The Bend Motorsport Park is one of the most significant developments in Australian motorsport history. A state of the art, world-class motorsport facility, The Bend delivers an exhilarating experience for competitors, enthusiasts and spectators alike.

Developed and primarily funded by the Peregrine Corporation, South Australia’s largest private company, construction started on The Bend in November 2016 with the main motor racing circuit completed in April 2018 in time for the first events. Additional precincts will continue to open in 2019.

Project description contain civil works such as initial site preparation, Common Service Trenching, installation of services, installation of stormwater culverts, installation of class-e grated drain, granular pavement preparation, asphalt, concrete slabs, fencing, line marking

A special features in this project was a semi design and construct project that was made challenging as the building was already in place and drainage hadn’t been considered. The introduction of specialize grated drains helped avoid water run-off in to the main building although there was less then 0.3% longitudinal grade. 

The Murray Bridge Racing Club

The Murray Bridge Racing Club, Gifford Hill is in the final stages of construction before this world class facility is opened up to the public for the inaugural event programmed for June 2019. Spry Civil Construction has been awarded two projects at Gifford Hill to connect the facility together.  The first project scope is to complete the construction of the carpark, mounting yard and parade ring that is located  behind and around the new buildings. The scope consists of drainage installation, general earthworks, kerbing, footpaths, asphalt, line marking and signage.

The second project scope of works is the construction of a synthetic track base and jogging track that are located in the centre of the course. These tracks will be used by the trainers to condition the horses for the upcoming racing. The scope on this project consists of general earthworks, drainage works, irrigation installation, fencing, and pavement works. 

Spry Civil Construction are proud to be continuing our relationships with local organisations and look forward to seeing the race course in action later this year.




The Bend Motorsports Park

Spry have had some involvement in the construction of “The Bend” throughout the 3 years of construction of this state of the art motorsports facility right here in South Australia. Spry were involved in the installation of key services to support the Pit Building and Paddock Area, excavation for signage billboard footings and installation, informal road construction in selected areas on the property.


Scout Australia 25th Jamboree

Together with ‘Ridley’s Plumbing’, also another local Murray Bridge Contractor, Spry Civil Construction were engaged to carry out the earthworks component for the Scouts water and waste water infrastructure to allow Ridley’s plumbing to install enough potable water and underground sewerage systems to support this major event which consists of approx. 11,000 kids and volunteers assembling at The Bend Motorsport Park for the 25th International Scouts Jamboree which runs for a period of 10 days. With major time constraints and the difficult rocky ground conditions, Spry and Ridley were able to pull of the unthinkable on time and budget in preparation for this international event.


Meningie Area School Redevelopment

Spry have been heavily involved in the redevelopment of the Meningie Area School which consists of demolition of old building and civil works to prepare for brand new buildings that are going to dramatically change the landscape and appeal of this school. This brown fields site has had many complex issues that Spry have had to work through with the client to get a favourable outcoming for all parties involved.


Marchand Street Subdivision

One of many sub-divisions Spry’s have undertaken in the region, Marchand Street Sub-Division consists of 7 new allotments in which we are currently installing all services such as gas, water, sewer, stormwater, electrical and communications in preparation to finish the kerbing and asphalt works to enable us to hand the development over to the client. Close to the centre of the city in Murray Bridge, this development has been quite a straight forward process in which we are working closely with the client to exceed expectations.

Article we had in the Murray Valley Standard (PDF)

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