Recycled materials core to QLD road project

Recycled materials core to QLD road project

Alex Fraser Group, one of Australia’s largest materials recyclers, will supply recycled construction materials for two road upgrades north of Brisbane.

The company is supplying sustainable construction materials to two critical road upgrades: the $1.143 billion Gateway Upgrade North project currently being built by Lendlease and also to the Bruce Highway (Pine River bridge and Anzac Avenue) upgrade currently being constructed by ALLROADS.

The Gateway Motorway North is a critical transport corridor that links Brisbane Airport, Port of Brisbane and the Australia Trade Coast precinct with the wider Brisbane area and Sunshine Coast via the Bruce Highway. Currently a four-lane motorway carrying more than 83,000 vehicles per day, it is already near capacity.

The project, jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments, will widen 11.3 kilometres of the motorway to six lanes, along with a raft of other improvements.

The project will deliver many sustainability benefits, as the use of Alex Fraser materials will result in 171 fewer truck movements, as recycled materials are lighter than virgin quarried materials each truck can carry more material. It will also save 170 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, equivalent to saving electric used by 26 households for a year.

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads specification MRTS35 supports the use of high quality recycled products on major projects, while Alex Fraser materials have previously been used on numerous projects around Brisbane.

Alex Fraser Managing Director Peter Murphy said that Alex Fraser would supply more than 20,000 tonnes of recycled aggregates and road base.

“The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and its contractors are focused on building a high quality asset with excellent environmental outcomes,” he said. “The use of recycled materials is a win for road users, a win for tax payers and a win for the environment.”