Previously known as the North South Bypass Tunnel (NSBT), the Clem Jones Tunnel is the first section of the M7 motorway in Brisbane and provides a twin, 2-lane 6.8 kilometre link between Ipswich Road and the Pacific Motorway. Motorists travelling through the tunnel are expected to avoid 18 sets of traffic lights, reducing their travel time by 15 minutes and taking one-third off the peak traffic from the city's landmark Story Bridge.
The Tunnel will boast a variety of cutting edge, redundant electronic systems such as automatic traffic incident detection, ventilation control, air quality monitoring, CCTV monitoring, thermal detection and fire safety systems, directional signs, and an electronic tolling system providing national compatibility. All systems require high quality and reliable switchgear to provide for continual and uninterrupted operation.
NOJA Power Switchgear Pty Ltd has been commissioned to supply the Cross Passage Panels by United Group Infrastructure, a sub-contractor of the builders of the Clem Jones Tunnel - Leighton Contractors and Baulderstone Hornibrook/Bilfinger Berger Joint Venture (LBB JV).