Our Work on the Nagambie Bypass
In 2010, EPH was involved in major work with AbiGroup for the 13.5km main freeway section of the $188m Nagambie Bypass. Eastern Plant Hire supplied a fleet of quality trucks and plant sets to the project. In addition to supplying hired trucks and plant, EPH also undertook the stripping and blending of material from the GVR quarry to meet VicRoads Type A and Type B specifications, which produced over 600,000 tonnes worth of material.
In an industry first, Eastern Plant Hire purchased the only certifiable portable weighbridge available in Victoria, which allowed EPH to guarantee that every load that was loaded, weighed and delivered was done in a safe and legal manner, with not a single load leaving site overloaded. This weighbridge is something which the entire company are now proud to be able to offer across all major civil projects.
EPH integrated the weighbridge with their Imarda 360 GPS tracking system, which enabled them to produce an accurate and timely set of productivity data along with costings for the client. Being situated in regional Australia, EPH also proactively worked with AbiGroup to facilitate the inclusion of numerous local subcontractors for the project. On completion, it is estimated that the Nagambie Bypass project is responsible for relieving local congestion and increasing road safety by taking around 2000 trucks off local Victorian roads.