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Monash Freeway Upgrade Project goes green

Date: 16-Jan-2018

The Monash Freeway is one of Australia's busiest arterials carrying more than 200,000 vehicles per day. The Monash Freeway Upgrade Project is part of the $5.5 billion Western Distributor Project. Awarded to Fulton Hogan, the project will improve 30 kilometres freeway, including widening works, new ramp signals and electronic lane management signs. The improvements are expected to improve traffic flow and reduce travel times by 10 minutes.

Alex Fraser is contracted to supply in excess of 70,000 tonnes of recycled material for the project before November 2018. Fulton Hogan’s decision to award the project to Alex Fraser was based on its capability to deliver reliably and to responsibly manage the construction waste generated by the project.  

Fulton Hogan Project Director Tony Carecos said sustainability was a key driver when it came down to material selection for the project.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve the environmental footprint of our projects. On the Monash Freeway Upgrade, we send most of our concrete waste to Alex Fraser – it’s great to know that we are supporting the recycling industry by reusing their products.  The use of Alex Fraser’s recycled materials in the construction of the Monash Freeway pavements demonstrates Fulton Hogan’s commitment to sustainable construction,” said Tony.

The use of Alex Fraser recycled construction materials on this project have:

REDUCED landfill by more than 70,000

REDUCED carbon emissions by 457 tonnes

REDUCED Traffic by 207 truck movements

PRESERVED natural resources by 76,222

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