Decmil was awarded the contract by Melton City Council for the construction of the Westwood Drive Extension. The scope of the project includes construction of a new road between Fydler Avenue and Tenterfield Drive, and construction of a new bridge over Kororoit Creek in Burnside Heights.
The construction of the Westwood Drive Project took place in January 2018 consisting of 950m of new road and a bridge over the Kororit Creek. The design life for the bridge is 100 years, including pre cast bridge beams and all the bridge elements. The scope also includes 3m of wide Shared User Path, connection of existing footpaths and noise walls.
The project involves the management of sensitive flora and fauna habitat sites, in particular during the breeding seasons for the “Growling Grass Frog” and Striped Legless Lizard between November to March.
The project also involved extensive stakeholder management with key stateholders such as the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Powercor and City West Water and cultural heritage management of the Drover’s Hut Site.
A collaborative relationship framework established with Melton City Council provided the mechanism for resolving complex piling issues with Noise walls and bridge foundations.
Extensive “Rock Beaching” was required around the creek and under the bridge to prevent erision of the banks. The rock used in spill through batters and piers derived from site excavated rock reducing the need to import off site material.
The completion of Westwood Drive Road and Bridge between Tenterfield Drive and Fydler Avenue, is a critical road link in the Eastern Corridor, and has taken significant pressure off Caroline Springs Boulevard and Gourlay Road.