Viscount's VicRoad Pits are helpingto light up Peninsula Link!
If you come to Viscount's operations in Carrum Downs, you will be able to see first hand the application of one of their infrastructure products. Excavators, tipper trucks, orange bollards, all are common places and are littering the landscape as construction commences for a new major freeway.
Eastlink at Carrum Downs will merge with one of Victorias newest and largest road projects; Peninsula Link. The Peninsula Link Freeway will stretch 27 Kilometres from Carrum Downs to Mt Martha taking commuters just 17 minutes and saving them an estimated 40 minutes in peak periods. The road will also alleviate the strain on other main marterials, including Frankston Freeway and Moorooduc Highway. The project cost comes in at around $760 million. And will improve transport for people living, working and travelling to Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.
Viscounts involvement to date has been in working withroad contractors and providing them with infrastructureproducts, such as the VicRoads Pit, which addressesthe need to bury and house electrical cabling andservices.
The large, 600mm diameter polyethylene pit primarily focuses on servicing the road authorities and is approved by Victorias chief road body, Vic Roads (Approval: 96-H700-01). The pit was designed to provide an alternative to expensive, heavy, and fragile, concrete cable housing. The polyethylene pit out performs its concrete counterpart with lightweight construction providing increased economies in freight and enabling easy and safe installations. The pit addresses the reality of ground movement; the material is pliable and impact resistant while the corrugated rib structure enables strength by distributing stress, thus providing maximum flexibility, resistance and durability.
Viscount is proud to be involved in the Victorian Governments $38 billion Victorian Transport Plan, there will be percussions of which will benefit both local business,and individuals.
Viscount is currently investigating further opportunities in which it can assist in delivering the road to the future!