Sydney Road in Coburg is one of Melbourne’s busiest arterial roads into the city, which had a major pavement issue after new Power core electricity trenches were dug through the road. VicRoads needed a quality repair completed quickly to minimize traffic congestion on the major road. Eifers with co-ordination between Yarra Trams, VicRoads, Sp Ausnet and Yarra Valley water got started on completing the repair. Once Eifers had set up traffic management the job required works to be completed around the clock with night and day crews, starting with saw cutting and the demolition of the existing damaged pavement including weather affected subgrade. The job was made quite difficult with live overhead power and tramlines, major fire main, a still in service tram route and community carpark.
Once the excavation was successfully completed without damaging any of the services in close vicinity, geo-fabric matting was installed to prevent any subgrade water from emerging. Utililising volumetric mobile batching plant mixers Eifers onsite batched and pumped 80m3 of 15mpa lean mix subgrade concrete and 80m3 of 40mpa fresh consistent concrete.
After the concrete had 7 days of curing a 50mm asphalt wear course was laid with line marking installed. The road was successful opened shortly after the line marking was completed, which instantly removed traffic congestion and increased the public transport tram line times.
Eifers safely completed the contracted works on time and on budget with VicRoads, extremely impressed with our workmanship and attention to safety.
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