Doubling the railway track and laying it underground: this is the key chosen to improve the transport system of the metropolitan city of Bari, at the same time reducing the environmental impacts on the local area. Working 24/7, CMB accelerated the completion times, laying a stretch of almost 12 km, of which at least 3 km of tunnels with regulation escape routes, including the related installations in accordance with RFI standards.
For the The works help to reorganise and enhance the villages of Triggiano and Capurso, by eliminating the various level crossings and introducing an advanced system to improve safety along the whole line. Near Noicattaro station, some hydraulic works were implemented to upgrade the canals, aiming to limit the risk of flooding in the event of heavy rain.
During the works some important historical findings were made, dating back to the Copper Age, in the municipality of Capurso (BA). A craft area, the remains of buildings, ceramic and fauna remains were examined by Anna Maria Tunzi from the “Superintendency for the protection, preservation and restoration of the archaeological heritage” of Terra di Bari. According to the scientific results, the origins of this village date back at least 5,000 years. Given the type of findings, this area was probably the site of a hunting settlement.
The villages of Triggiano and Capurso were joined by a “box-section tunnel” with a height of 6.85 m and a width of 10 m. This structure was made using abutment-type prefabricated elements that adapt to any foundation solution. Quick to install, they reduce the “open trench” times. Moreover, Paver support walls (also used for “T” walls) were used for the infrastructure, as these are recommended for the construction of large infrastructure works.
The works were stopped to assess a variant requested by the client, then defined in December of the same year.
After 7 months of closure, the transport network reopened after the completion of the stone bridge.
A month-long stop for the 240 site workers. The hotels and restaurants serving the workers were closed, so they went home pending the end of the emergency. When the site reopened, a swab centre was set up in the container.
This stop was necessary to ensure operations 24/7. The works get into full swing, with 240 people and 150 vehicles in operation.
Reducing times after the initial delays was the CMB strategy, based on its experience in other large infrastructure works.
Following the changes in the group of companies involved, work starts with the employees of the Eureca Consortium, to redesign the works in the light of new legislation.
CMB was awarded the contract in a joint venture including the Eureca Consortium and the local company Cogit.
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