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Gleaming finish for Brisbane's vital new overpass

Gleaming finish for Brisbane's vital new overpass

Named after Australia’s first Indigenous World War II fighter pilot, the new Len Waters Overpass is part of an $80 million overhaul of Brisbane’s Sumners Road Interchange.

“More than 1000 square metres of concrete needed a tough, durable, anti-graffiti and anti-carbonation finish,” says Dulux Protective Coatings Trade Specialist, James Booth. “Working with Justin Marshall of the QLD trade team, we assisted AIM Contracting with government specifications, product recommendations and forecasting of materials. A Dulux PC system was an easy choice for them because it ticked all the boxes.”

Applied by brush and roller, Durebild STE two pack epoxy was used as a high performance primer and maintenance coating. Weathermax HBR two pack polyurethane was applied in the specified colours to form a glossy topcoat with excellent resistance to UV exposure and cleaning agents.

Repainting vital roadways is an expensive exercise. This highly durable, low maintenance product combination will enable a long LTFM (Life to First Maintenance) timeframe.

The Dulux Protective Coatings logistics team provided reliable and timely supply of products on site, helping this vital infrastructure project to stay on schedule and on budget.

"There was a lot of material used in the project, with several colours. Product supply and quality assurance were necessary to ensure material and colours met the requirements and expectations of the builder and the government specification," James says. "We also assisted by providing quick answers to product queries."

Completed six months early, the new interchange has added two bridges and six lanes, making commuting easier for the 350,000 drivers, cyclists and pedestrians using this stretch of road every day.

Large infrastructure projects like the Sumners Road Interchange Upgrade require long term protection and easy upkeep. Dulux Protective Coatings Trade Specialists can provide expert technical advice and coatings system recommendations to meet your asset protection needs. Get in touch today.

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