EROmasta jute mat from Jaybro Civil & Safety Products was specified for the Schofields Road upgrade project to control erosion and evaporation on the newly planted verge along the carriageway.

The Schofields Road Stage 2 Project involves the upgrade and extension of approximately 3.6km of Schofields Road, between Tallawong and Veron Roads in Western Sydney. The project is situated in the outer Western Sydney suburb of Schofields, a semi-rural area about 40km northwest of Sydney’s central business district.

The existing 2-lane road will be widened into a 4-lane divided carriageway while a wide median will allow for future widening to 6 lanes. The project also includes bridge works involving construction under the existing railway bridge superstructure adjacent to Schofields Railway Station; twin 40-metre long pre-stressed concrete plank bridges over First Ponds Creek; twin 55m long pre-stressed concrete plank bridges over Unnamed Creek; and a 54m long pre-stressed concrete super-T girder bridge over Schofields Road at Bridge Street.

Detailed and complex traffic management strategies were planned for the route that would cater for approximately 12,000 vehicles per day. The project managers at OHL York, which was responsible for delivering this project, sought an environment-friendly erosion and evaporation control solution to protect the newly planted verge.

OHL York selected EROmasta jute mat as their preferred soil erosion control measure. Quick and easy to install, and very cost-effective, the jute mat came with the assurance of guaranteed large stocks and fast delivery at all times.

EROmasta jute mat is an organic product that assists in weed and erosion control in an eco-friendly way. In addition to protecting young trees and shrubs by retarding the growth of competing weeds, EROmasta reduces the need to use harsh herbicides while allowing both air and water to pass through thanks to the three-dimensional structure of the fabric. The jute mat creates a moist and breathable environment for the plants, supporting their growth.

EROmasta jute mat is perfect for coastal areas and slopes.