Innovation in Practice: Bruce Highway Queensland
March 22, 2018
The Bruce Highway is Queensland’s biggest north-south commuter corridor. Spanning 1,677 kilometres, it connects coastal townships from Brisbane to Cairns, attracting up to 145,000 vehicles a day.
The $8.5 billion Bruce Highway Upgrade Program is the largest road infrastructure program in Queensland. The 10-year program will improve safety, flood resilience, travel time and capacity.
Alex Fraser worked with AllRoads to achieve excellent environmental outcomes and maximum productivity on this time-sensitive project.
To reduce impact on commuters, all works were completed at night. Alex Fraser delivered more than 5,500 tonnes of recycled materials in side tippers, tipping straight onto the median strip, preventing double handling, reducing cost and increasing productivity.
The Bruce Highway saved significant environmental and project costs by using Alex Fraser recycled construction materials
Reduced carbon emissions by 47 tonnes
The carbon footprint of the Bruce Highway project was improved by reserving natural resources, diverting waste from landfill, and reducing the number of truck movements required to transport heavier materials from quarries.
Reduced landfill by 5,526 tonnes
Our high quality construction materials are produced from millions of tonnes of concrete, asphalt, brick, stone and glass diverted from landfill.
Reduced truck traffic by 45 trips
Because recycled road base is lighter than virgin material it covers more ground with fewer tonnes attracting a 10% saving on product costs as well as transport.
The Bruce Highway Project attracted a density saving of 1,335 tonnes and cut project costs by more than $20,000 by using recycled construction materials.
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