West Gate Freeway Upgrade

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Client: Thiess
Task: Planning Management Control Devices TMA Traffic Controller/s
Skills: Traffic Control Management Traffic Plans Employee Management
Trafficca, was a preferred supplier of traffic management services to the Melbourne West Gate Freeway Alliance from October 2007 to December 2010. Together with Thiess the project was delivered four months ahead of schedule.

The Melbourne West Gate Freeway Upgrade formed part of the Victoria's largest state funded project for its time. The traffic management of roads impacted in and around the area where critical to the smooth delivery of the project. Some 160,000 vehicles passed through the project everyday creating a high profile and intense traffic environment.

Trafficca not only provided highly skilled traffic controllers with all the traffic management plant and traffic control equipment required to carry out professional traffic management services in Melbourne. Trafficca also provided traffic planning, traffic management and traffic consultation services to the alliance to ensure these services were delivered on time every time within budget.

The Melbourne West Gate Freeway Upgrade in inner Melbourne was one of the first major projects in Victoria to utilise truck mounted crash attenuators (TMA). Trafficca purchased and supplied traffic truck mounted crash attenuators to safe guard employees and road user alike. Other Traffic Control devices included, VMS (Variable Message Signs) trailers, Arrow Board trailers, permanent and temporary signage, thousands of traffic cones and traffic bollards and the traffic controllers required to fulfil the requirements demanded by the Alliance. 

The Melbourne West Gate Freeway Upgrade was Trafficca's first major project and the client was very impressed with the professionalism and work ethic provided, they invited Traffic to tender for the next major project in Victoria.

Over 5,500 separate traffic ‘events’ were successfully implemented - 140 per week, ranging from relatively simple lane closures to full freeway closures with major diversion routes, including an 18 month closure of the Montague Street eastbound entry-ramp. Of the originally-planned 16 full freeway closures, only six were ultimately implemented as the Traffic and Delivery Teams undertook continuous reviews to find more efficient ways to complete critical works. 


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