The DM Roads Western Area Metropolitan Road Assets Maintenance Contract (MRAMS) team have delivered a rehabilitation project five days ahead of schedule.

The delivery of this project brought together our extended Downer family with a collaboration of the Downer Melbourne surfacing division, construction division and Repurpose It team.

The scope of works included the rehabilitation of College Crescent in Parkville near the Melbourne CBD. College Crescent is a critical link of the East and West of Melbourne as it serves as a continuation of Alexandra Parade and the Eastern Freeway. The project required the removal and replacement of 280mm of road.

All road base, asphalt and rock from the project was sent to our Repurpose It facility in Epping, to be processed for future road construction and successfully diverted 100% of material from landfill.

The project had a two week timeframe between the 2nd of January and the 16th of January. The project was completed and opened on the 12th of January, 5 days ahead of schedule.

The acceleration of works has many community benefits, as it reduces the disruption to the local residents with night and day works, and minimised the disruption of this critical link between the East and West of Melbourne.

“The collaborative approach through the four divisions, drove innovation and sharing of resources that accelerated key stages of the program,” said Martin Kinski, MRAMS Delivery Manager.

“An example of this, was the construction team did some additional preparation works, which the asphalt division would usually undertake. This accelerated the Surfacing divisions ability to lay asphalt.”

This early delivery serves as a fantastic achievement for MRAMS contract, kicking off the new year with a great result for the metro Melbourne community.

“It reinforced the exceptional ability of Downer’s divisions including DM Roads to deliver works in a short timeframe, minimising disruption to the Melbourne network, and ensure safety and quality is a major focus for both our staff and the public,” says Martin Kinski