530 precast concrete L-beams will be used on the METRONET Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal Project.
Local manufacturers Humes and Australian Precast Solutions will undertake production of the beams which will be cast, cleaned and stored onsite.
The project is not only boosting local employment, but also engaging local businesses that will contribute to the fabrication and production of these structures.
Each beam is made up of approximately eight truckloads of concrete and 13 tonnes of steel, with the facilities allowing for a fast production rate of around two beams per day.
One hundred per cent of the water used for cleaning the beams is recycled, and no concrete waste is left onsite.
The level crossing removal project will significantly ease congestion along the Armadale Line, where some boom gates are down for several hours every day.
Six level crossings and five new elevated stations will be built as part of the Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal Project. The new elevated rail line will also generate new opportunities for community development and public spaces.