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TULLA WIDENING TO BE BUILT WITH ALEX FRASER MATERIALS

Date: 9-Aug-2016

Melbourne’s most important infrastructure is once again being built using Alex Fraser materials. The Tullamarine Freeway, linking Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport with the CBD and the West Gate Freeway, is one of Melbourne’s most heavily used roads.

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It carries approximately 210,000 vehicles per day and this number is projected to increase to 235,000 by 2031. Two projects are underway to increase the number of lanes in both directions to increase capacity and improve safety. One project, to widen the freeway between the airport and Bulla Road is being delivered by VicRoads, while the other project, to widen the freeway between Bulla Road and Power Street, is being delivered by Transurban.
 
Alex Fraser has been selected as the primary supplier of roadbase materials for the Bulla Road to Power Street section of the CityLink Tulla Widening project. We will supply roadbase materials on behalf of design and construct contractor CPB Contractors (formerly Leighton Contractors) for the $570 million section, for which Transurban is responsible.
 
We have been contracted to supply 50,000 tonnes of class 2, 3 and 4 crushed concrete, 40,000 tonnes of class 3 cement treated crushed concrete and 60,000 tonnes of recycled concrete capping. Supply for the early works has already begun. The use of Alex Fraser materials for the Tulla Widening project is expected to save 1,000 tonnes of carbon from entering the atmosphere and 430 less truck movements from Melbourne’s busy roads than if traditional quarried materials had been used.
 
Managing Director Peter Murphy said this was another of Melbourne’s major infrastructure projects built on Alex Fraser’s recycled materials. “We recently successfully completed Australia’s largest automotive terminal, Webb Dock West, with CPB Contractors, and the Dingley Bypass. Sections of Melbourne’s East Link, Peninsula Link and M80 are also built on Alex Fraser materials, as are numerous local roads. Melbourne is developing using Alex Fraser materials, helping to reduce landfill, reduce carbon emissions and preserve valuable quarried materials.”

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