M80 Ring Road Upgrade – Blaxland Bridge

LOCATION

Melbourne, Victoria

Client

CPB Contractors

INDUSTRY

Transport Infrastructure

Products Used

Bikesafe® - Bikeway Barriers BS20,

Bridgerail™ - Bridge Barriers BR20M,

Tuffrail® - Industrial Handrails TR25,

Project Background

A cornerstone of Victoria’s major infrastructure projects is the M80 Ring Road Upgrade, which connects the growing northern and western suburbs to major arterials including the Hume, Tullamarine and Westgate freeways, and the future North East Link.

The project will widen the freeway, on and off ramps and install a new freeway management system along 38km of road from Laverton North to Greensborough. This will increase capacity, improve safety and create more reliable travel times for the 165,000 motorists who use the road each day.

Strong focus on innovation to meet our partners’ construction needs

With many of our infrastructure partners facing more rigorous compliance standards, Moddex remains focused on investing in new barrier technologies to meet these changing needs.

Part of our ongoing innovation and development is our proprietary Bridgerail™ Barrier System, which meets the new standards for bridge construction in Australia and New Zealand (AS5100.2 Clause 12.5 and the NZTA Bridge Manual Compliant to Clause B6.4).

This was critical in our team being selected by CPB Contractors for supplying over 500 linear metres of bridge barriers that were required for Blaxland Bridge on the M80 Monash Freeway Upgrade.

“We are able to design and manufacture the barriers to perfectly suit the specific project requirements,” said Rick Parbery, Major Projects Consultant. “Our in-house team numbers each section to match up with the design drawings.”

Bridgerail is an easy, safe and compliant solution that’s available for our partners. Because of the prefabrication, it’s always ready to go and roll out.

As part of this project, Moddex also supplied Tuffrail Industrial Handrail on a number of maintenance sections and nearly 50 metres of bikeway barriers from our Bikesafe family of products. The BS20 was installed behind the privacy screen along a section of the M80 Upgrade, creating safer pathways for local cyclists.

More work to be done on the M80 Ring Road Upgrade

Moddex is heavily involved in further sections of this critical infrastructure project, designing and supplying a range of modular barrier systems for our construction partners. Our team are able to overcome design or resourcing challenges, helping to deliver tailored solutions that reduce overall costs and minimise risk.

Ready to learn more?

If you would like to discover how our products can help with your next project, call the Moddex team today.

LOCATION

Melbourne, Victoria

Client

CPB Contractors

INDUSTRY

Transport Infrastructure

Products Used

Bikesafe® - Bikeway Barriers BS20,

Bridgerail™ - Bridge Barriers BR20M,

Tuffrail® - Industrial Handrails TR25,

Products Used

  • BS20
    Top Rail | Midrail. A standard partial barrier with smooth deflection rail for Austroads compliance.
  • BR20M
    AS5100.2 CL12.5 and NZTA Clause B6.4* Compliant Balustrade Level - Standard 1.5 Mtr Spacing
  • TR25
    Top & Mid Rail | Toeboard. Featuring Tuffgard Toeboard For level or rake applications with open access beneath, where an object could fall from a platform, landing or structure