SPONSORED CONTENT: Traditional kerb inlet pits, road shoulders and road surface drainage systems are slowly becoming inadequate from restricted road shoulders and limited space due to underground services. ACO have developed a new and innovative solution that is versatile and effective to help combat these problems.
ACO’s TraffikDrain is a researched and trialled hydraulic approach to trench drainage and has been acknowledged in "Austroads Guide to Road Design Part 5a: Drainage", as a unique, highly efficient, compliant road drainage system.
Well suited for motorways and highways, streetscapes, busways and railway interchanges, Traffikdrain combines the benefits of Polycrete® Channels with a choice of Iron Hi-FloTM, TransverseTM or Heelsafe® Anti-Slip grates.
It can be applied where traditional drainage designs such as kerb inlet pits are inadequate and provides a solution to control the width of gutter flow through the drain’s continuous capture inlets.
Iron Hi-FloTM and TransverseTM grates provide maximum water intake, which ensures quick and efficient water removal from the road surface. The Heelsafe® Anti-Slip grate ensures pedestrian safety in areas with regular foot traffic.
Most recently, this innovative system was installed in Mooloolaba Road on the Sunshine Coast. Mooloolaba, being a popular tourist destination was experiencing traffic pressures from significant development making Mooloolaba Road hazardous. This was particularly the case in wet weather with its steep gradient and winding curves from Buderim Hill to Mooloolaba.
Upgrades were approved by the local council to improve the roads safety by providing dedicated turning lanes, a slow vehicle lane and improving the drainage, in wet weather, to reduce the amount of water on the road.
TraffikDrain TD200 with Hi-Flo grates was specified and ACO’s Technical Services Department provided the project engineers with exact hydraulic performance data to advise on the appropriate spacing of the gully pits to evacuate the flow of water from the drainage channel.
For further case studies and product information please visit: www.acoaus.com.au/infrastructure
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