Varsity Lakes M1 Upgrade


Working alongside Aussie Hydrovac Services once again Redlands Drilling were contracted in to drill 6 boreholes for an upgrade of the M1 Varsity Lakes intersection. This job insisted of boreholes up to a depth of 35m in some locations. The rock encountered was highly fractured and proved difficult to core resulting in very short runs. Both drill rigs were used on this job as the Hydrapower Scout was used to access a boggy location with the use of bog matts. 2 boreholes that were located on the highway were drilled on night shift. With the difficult ground and losing water through the highly fractured rock, Redlands Drilling were still able to complete the boreholes within the restricted time frame of night works and traffic control.