The underpass will be open to the public after about 12 months.
The underpass will be open to the public after about 12 months.

Underpass official opening Friday

FOR almost 12 months the Rose City has watched the progress near St Mary’s Church and the wait to walk through the tunnel is almost over.

The Split Campus underpass will be fully opened to the community on Friday when Main Roads Minister Craig Wallace will officially commission the multi-million dollar project.

The project required the excavation of 9000 tonnes of material, the installation of 12 arches, each weighing 13 tonnes and the pouring of 1000m3 of concrete.

A Department of Transport and Main Roads spokeswoman said the final touches on the project were under way this week, which included further tests on the lifts and placement of tiles.

“The re-instatement of the grounds of St Mary’s Church has also been completed,” the spokeswoman said.

If Rose City residents want a guided tour through the underpass a Main Roads representative will be on site after 3.30pm on Friday.



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