John Holland selects RoadLoc for M7M12 Integration Project

The Selection of RoadLoc Removable Anchors for the Sydney M7M12 Integration Project:  A Testament to Innovation and Support

John Holland, one of Australia’s leading construction companies, selected RoadLoc removable anchors for the temporary traffic barriers and end terminals supplied by Coates on the Sydney M7 Motorway widening portion of the M7M12 Integration project.

  • The Importance of Road Safety Infrastructure

The M7M12 Integration project, is a key component of Sydney’s future transportation network, requiring solutions that promote John Hollands’ core values by ensuring the highest standards of road safety are delivered whilst facilitating the operational drivers for flexibility and efficiency on the construction project.  Road safety barriers and crash cushions are critical in protecting both vehicle occupants and road workers, making the selection of the right anchoring system a critical contributor toward the safe and efficient operation of the motorway during construction.

  • Why RoadLoc?

The choice of RoadLoc removable anchors by John Holland was influenced by several key factors:

  1. Removability and Reusability: One of the key benefits of the RoadLoc system is its removability and reusability. This feature is particularly beneficial for projects like the M7M12 Integration, where the project is continually moving the construction location, requiring the temporary barriers to be moved to provide the required road safety for the motorists and workers.
  2. Suitability for Asphalt over Concrete Surfaces: The Sydney M7M12 Integration project is a somewhat unique road construction in Australia, where the road is constructed with an asphalt overlay on a concrete base. This road construction required RoadLoc to ensure that our anchors met the safety performance criteria as well as the project constraints concerning the penetration of the concrete road base.  RoadLoc working with the barrier and crash cushion suppliers made sure our anchors met all these requirements.
  3. Static and Dynamic Testing: RoadLoc anchors have undergone rigorous static and dynamic testing to ensure their suitability for use with crash cushions and temporary barriers. This testing demonstrated RoadLoc’s performance capability ensuring the road safety barriers and terminals will perform as expected if impacted.
  4. Availability: The M7 motorway widening portion of the Sydney M7M12 Integration project required over 10,000 anchors for the temporary barrier and end terminal installations over a 5-month period. RoadLoc had the stock and capacity to manufacture and supply these anchors on time for the project requirements.

–       The benefit for the M7M12 Integration project

The selection of RoadLoc removable anchors has provided significant benefits for the M7 motorway widening.  The removability and reusability of RoadLoc anchors not only support the project’s environmental goals by reducing waste but also offer sustainability benefits and cost savings in terms of materials.

Moreover, the technical support provided by RoadLoc and Coates highlights the advantages of collaboration between construction firms and their suppliers. This relationship promotes best practice solutions, timely delivery and ensures continual improvement, with ongoing access to expert advice and support.

The selection of RoadLoc removable anchors for the Sydney M7M12 Integration project by John Holland is a testament to the company’s commitment to safety, innovation, and sustainability.  Through rigorous testing, exceptional technical support, and a focus on reusability and flexibility, RoadLoc anchors represent a forward-thinking solution to the challenges of modern road construction.  As the Sydney M7M12 Integration project progresses, the benefits of this choice will undoubtedly become even more apparent.

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