The new Federation Trail overpass at Dohertys Road in Laverton North is a soaring success, rising six metres above the road. The bridge overpass is a key part of the Western Roads Upgrade, allowing cyclists and pedestrians to safely cross Dohertys Road.
Meeting the growing demand of burgeoning suburbs across Melbourne’s west, the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade will improve safety, reduce congestion, and improve productivity. The major roads upgrade spans eight high-priority arterial roads, congested intersections and 30 kilometres of road widening and lane duplication.
The Western Roads Ugrade also includes a 20-year contract to guarantee ongoing road maintenance of the 260kms connecting Footscray and Werribee, covering pavement improvements and rubbish and graffiti removal.
Leading the project’s Initial Phase works across design, construction, and delivery, WBHO Infrastructure teamed with Winslow Infrastructure and Moddex to carry out the upgrades.
Products/configurations used on the project:
- Bikesafe Bikeway Barriers – BS40
- Bridgerail Bridge Barriers – BR45
- Bridgerail Bridge Barriers – BR10
Why was Moddex product selected?
With works taking place to repair and resurface a myriad of 37 roads and strengthening seven structures, mostly bridges, premium access solutions were required to enhance the safety of pedestrians and commuters.
While Winslow Infrastructure investigated a few alternatives, they found Moddex’s propriety systems to be the best and most cost-effective for the job.
Complying with AS 5100.2 Clause 12.5, the Moddex BridgerailTM systems is a pre-engineered solution suited to public access areas which form part of a road, rail or other elevated bridge structures.
True to our overarching vision of “more value, in less time, every time”, the BR45 BridgerailTM with offset cycle rails was installed over 450m of the Western Road Upgrade’s Federation Trail works. The BR45 was also complemented by our BR10 configuration for another 105m of installation.
Lastly, Moddex’s Bikesafe® BS40 bikeway barriers were installed to ensure the ultimate protection of cyclists, especially those travelling at speed. Eliminating or mitigating injury from falls, our bikesafe systems come with curved sections and smooth continuous top rails to flow with cycle ways.