The Best Roads Group

Highway Construction, together with joint venture partners Boral Asphalt and Egis Consulting first joined together to form The Best Roads Group to deliver a 10-year term maintenance contract (TNC 8/99) to maintain and rehabilitate roads in the north metropolitan area of Perth.:

The $100M plus fixed lump sum performance-based contract, running from February 2001 to February 2011 was successfully completed in its original form and handed over the client after the full contract term expired. It included:

  • capital works delivery for values up to $3M;
  • annual resurfacing and resealing works;
  • maintenance and installation of signs, lighting and line markings;
  • maintenance and rehabilitation of bridges and structures;
  • maintenance and rehabilitation of drainage and water ways;
  • collection and management of asset inventory data; and
  • responding to customer enquiries, complaints and feedback.

Special features and challenges of the contract included:

  • undertaking civil works in a highly trafficked urban environment requiring complex traffic management solutions;
  • the implementation and continual updating of an asset management system using satellite technology to precisely map network assets;
  • 24-hour emergency response for incidents such as oil spills, major traffic accidents and traffic control for bush fires; and
  • pavement asset management including investment in software with the world’s leading Maintenance Management System “Highways” by Exor – and adapting the software for compatibility of use in WA.

Well positioned to deliver road and structures maintenance contracts

Following on from the success of the TNC8/99, road maintenance remains a key focus for Highway Construction, which remains well positioned to deliver clients effective road and structures maintenance management.