The 6.4 km, $156 million Dingley Bypass, was constructed with more than 269,000 tonnes of sustainable construction materials.
The bypass has three lanes each way with an adjacent shared cycle and pedestrian path running along it and links Warrigal Road at Moorabbin and Westall Road at Dingley Village. It is part of a larger project, constructing a fully divided 19km arterial road between Moorabbin and Dandenong South.
The green road was opened by Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan in March 2016, a full five months ahead of schedule. 96 per cent of recycled pavement materials for the project were sourced from Alex Fraser’s Clarinda site, which is even easier for customers to access via the new Dingle Bypass.
The project by CPB Contractors aimed to improve traffic flow on the road network and create safer conditions for road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, by removing heavy traffic from local roads.
Thiess awarded Alex Fraser the Dingley Bypass contract in November 2014 following the successful completion of the Dingley Arterial contract, which is part of the same project.
Alex Fraser contributions
Throughout the two-year project Alex Fraser supplied more than 269,000 tonnes of Class 4 Crushed Concrete, Class 2 and 3 Crushed Concrete and Recycled Sand, in line with VicRoads specifications – section 820, section 821, and section 815.
Cost and carbon savings
Choosing Alex Fraser recycled products for the Dingley Bypass saved VicRoads 23,000 tonnes of materials (or 770 less truck loads) and prevented more than 1,695 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.