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Reliability and flexibility: Wacker Neuson as a strong partner.

The construction site on the A4 highway near Vienna is currently one of the largest in Austria. Especially near the Vienna airport, the eastern highway is particularly frequented with around 65,000 vehicles daily and growing.

To improve road safety, but also to avoid obstacles and traffic, the highway will now be expanded to three lanes over a distance of 4.6 miles (7 km) – it can be driven on in both travel directions all while construction continues. Hochtief, the construction company entrusted with the expansion, relies on Wacker Neuson as a partner on this project. The broad Wacker Neuson offering – from construction equipment to construction machines and various services rendered, such as maintenance or rental – always offers the right solution for a variety of processes.

“A construction site of this magnitude requires many individual work steps,” explains Dirk Jank, head of the mechanical engineering department at Hochtief Infrastructure GmbH. “The broad product portfolio and the service provided by Wacker Neuson pay off here. Among other things, we have lighting technology, excavators, dumpers and various equipment from the compaction technology of Wacker Neuson in use here. If necessary, we can lease machines on short notice. In this way, we remain flexible at all times.”

In addition to a 14 and a 8-ton excavator as well as a 6-ton dumper, which are used for excavation and transport work, glare-free light balloons are also in use which make it possible to maintain construction site operations, even in the dark. Compaction work is performed with a remote controlled trench roller, with the powerful vibratory plate DPU130
and the time-tested and proven 2-cycle rammers from Wacker Neuson.  The expansion of the highway section includes different types of work: After the necessary preparatory measures, the existing lanes will be completely renovated and an additional lane will be built. As a part of the work, four bridges will be widened, noise abatement walls will be constructed and a new highway drainage will be built. Embankments and slope stabilization measures will also be carried out.