CityLink delivers a smoother, safer ride for drivers
Wednesday 23 May 2012
The current phase of major resurfacing works on CityLink between the West Gate Freeway and Bulla Rd is complete, with no further planned work on that part of the freeway until spring.
330,000 square metres of road has been resurfaced on the twelve kilometre section of road since April 2011, providing a smoother ride for CityLink customers, inbound and outbound. In addition, 60,000 man hours were spent replacing approximately 35,000 tonnes of asphalt.
CityLink Group General Manager - Victoria Elizabeth Mildwater said it was the largest project carried out on the corridor since its opening.
"As part of the general upkeep of a road, asphalt needs to be replaced every ten to fifteen years to make the road smoother, and more importantly, safer. CityLink was first opened in 1999, so these important works were due.
"The type of asphalt used also helps reduce road noise so it's a win-win situation for drivers and local residents," she said.
Ms Mildwater said a major challenge was keeping the traffic moving while resurfacing the road; however she said the works were carried out safely and delays were kept to a minimum.
"We thank drivers for their patience during the resurfacing works and can advise that the speed limits are back to normal" she said.
"These works were necessary to deliver the quality road that our customers expect," Ms Mildwater said.