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COUNCIL is helping to pave the road to success of the Thomas Foods International (TFI) meat processing plant rebuild to restore jobs to the local area and boost the region's economy. See media release here.

PLANNING APPROVAL

On June 19, Council’s Assessment Panel granted Planning Approval for the new TFI meat processing facility.  The proposed state-of-the-art facility is expected to employ about 2,000 people once it is fully operational; processing up to 14,000 sheep and over 1,200 cattle per day.

This project milestone now allows Council to proceed with construction of the new access road into the proposed TFI site from Mannum Road.

CONTRACTOR APPOINTED FOR ROADWORKS

The Rural City of Murray Bridge is pleased to announce that Downer EDI Pty Ltd  (Downer, in conjunction with a local Murray Bridge company – Spry Construction – has been appointed to deliver the construction of the new access road.
Building this infrastructure is an important step in supporting the retention of a significant employer and industry for the region.

CONSTRUCTION TO COMMENCE

Site work commenced on Monday, 29 June 2020; with the completion date anticipated for December 2020.
The main components of the road construction include new:

  • Acceleration and deceleration lanes on Mannum Road
  • Channelised intersection with Mannum Road
  • 2.2km Access Road between the Mannum Road and the proposed TFI site
  • Intersection road lighting

MONTHLY PROJECT GOALS

This month

Description

Achieved

Contractor to take possession of site to commence works

Yes

Site set-upYes
Native Vegetation Council- approved vegetation removalYes
Pavement Stabilisation and sealing of eastern shoulder on Mannum Road Yes
Next Month

Description

Expected

Stormwater infrastructure - Mannum Road

14 August 2020

Earth Works - Mannum Road

28 August 2020

NEWSLETTER UPDATE

July Newsletter link here

July Newsletter updated 23 July link here

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

The general public are advised that traffic controllers will be on site at all times to ensure the safety of both site personnel and through traffic is effectively maintained.

Preliminary works will involve the stabilisation and sealing of the existing eastern shoulder along Mannum Road.

To facilitate safe and timely progress of construction along Mannum Road, Downer will split the construction work along Mannum Road into two stages.  Specific traffic management plans will be established for both stages and motorists are reminded to adhere to the reduced speed limits throughout the site.

Stage 1 commenced in mid-July with Stage 2 scheduled to commence in mid-August. More details regarding construction staging and associated traffic management will be circulated in the coming weeks.