Gateway WA project now complete

Signfix aluminium poles featured in one of the largest infrastructure projects Main Roads WA undertook in 2016. The Gateway WA project involved a major upgrade to the road network surrounding Perth Airports and the freight and industrial hubs of Kewdale and Forrestfield.

The billion-dollar upgrade to one of Western Australia’s most important interchanges aim is to ease congestion of the expected doubling of passenger air travel, and road freight throughout the surround suburbs over the coming decade.

A joint statement from both Federal and State Governments affirmed, “This project has delivered a safer and more efficient transport network around Perth Airport and the freight and industrial areas of Kewdale and Forrestfield.”

With freight movement expected to intensify in the regions, the use of the Signfix patented aluminium poles across the project was viewed as a long-term a strategic investment in safer roads and efficient maintenance.

With so much activity expected, including an increase in trucking movement, the frangible pole system is the ideal choice of signage pole, when signs are brushed/clipped or collided with, the sign will break away as the frangible pole shatters on impact. Frangibility protects road users and allows maintenance crews to swiftly replace the poles and re-erect the signs, without having to reset foundations or replace signs.

Signfix Aluminium Frangible pole system is fast becoming the preferred choice for roadside contractors, sign installers and State Road Authorities across Australia and internationally.