Posted by: Marc Hendrickx | April 10, 2022

Boulder removal 22 March

Keen-eyed T4NSW maintenance supervisor Terry reported this very large rock on the Old Pacific Highway near Calga for engineering assessment. It had moved about a meter on clay softened during the recent rain events. The road was closed as there was not much holding it on and preparations made to remove it the following day. T4NSW provided a protective blanket on the pavement. Fortunately, Rik and Jarrod from SSS (specialist site services) were available with a compressor and some high-strength jacking pads.

While I thought it may have taken more than one lift to shift it, it went on the first attempt. We took a few more smaller ones off to tidy up.

Road was cleared and reopened later in the day. Thanks to T4 NSW and SSS!


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