To ease congestion and accommodate future growth, substantial improvements are being delivered by the $1.28 billion CityLink Tulla Widening project. Regular travellers will notice the Bolte Bridge and approach have benefitted from an extra lane being added in both directions.
Boral’s reputation for quality, value and reliability saw it entrusted with delivering this section. Together with updated traffic management systems, these changes are expected to deliver a 30 per cent increase in capacity, while improving traffic flow and safety.
Among the project highlights was replacing the existing surface with high quality, open-graded asphalt, accurately finished to construction joints and drainage pits. Much of the work was undertaken at night with newly laid pavement available to traffic by 5.30am.
Boral’s highly skilled road crews achieved a high quality outcome with very good rideability, finishing the project on budget, ahead of schedule and without any recorded injuries.
The Australian Asphalt Pavement Association's Victorian chapter recognised the overall success of the project, presenting Boral with the ‘Outstanding Project Award’ for the demonstrating excellence and outstanding quality on the delivery of a flexible pavement project, recognition of construction excellence, quality outcomes, innovation, technical complexity and client interaction. In addition, one of our project leaders who worked on the project received the ‘Victorian Roadworker of the Year’ award for 2017.