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Dohertys Road to be upgraded with Alex Fraser Materials

Date: 8-Jan-2016

Dohertys Road, well-known to many Alex Fraser employees and customers, is to be upgraded using Alex Fraser materials.

Wyndham City Council is undertaking works to widen Dohertys Road to two lanes in each direction between Foundation Road and Fitzgerald Road in Laverton North. This very busy stretch of road is familiar to many who work at Alex Fraser as it runs between the Laverton North recycling facility, and the Laverton North asphalt plant. Alex Fraser was recently awarded the contract to supply 60,000 tonnes of crushed product and 14,000 tonnes of asphalt to cover 31,000 square metres on behalf of civil constructors Negri Contractors.

The road upgrade will be completed in two phases, with two new lanes to be constructed while allowing traffic to continue on the existing section. Once the new section is complete, traffic will be diverted onto it to allow the existing road to be redeveloped. Deliveries for the first section are expected to start in December with work scheduled for February/March. Deliveries for the second section are expected to start in November 2016 and work to commence in December 2016.

Materials will include Type A Capping, Class 3 Roadbase, Cement Treated Material, and asphalt courses that include a fatigue base layer, an intermediary layer, and a high performance heavy duty top layer.

Negri Contractors General Manager Graham Henderson said: “Negri Contractors is pleased to have contracted Alex Fraser for the supply of crushed products and asphalt for this work. We have been happy with the service provided by Alex Fraser in the past and we also value the sustainability benefits of the products they sell.”

“This project win is yet another testament to the quality and reliability of Alex Fraser’s products and services. The road must be produced to a very high standard, as the finished road will be subject to a ‘bump test’ to ensure its evenness,” Brendan Camilleri, General Manager, Alex Fraser Asphalt said.

It is estimated the use of Alex Fraser materials will save 378 tonnes of carbon than if regular quarried materials had been used, and because our materials are less dense than quarried materials, 170 less truck movements will be required.

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