We were awarded the package to install over 225 m of new footpath along an active carriageway. This included road widening and narrowing; service diversions; new kerblines; new dropped kerbs and driveways for 15 properties; gully installation and road lining.
During this challenging project we worked under two way lights and road closures, splitting the stretch of road into phases to allow constant access to two different junctions and over 50 residential properties. The route was also a school bus route so co-ordination with the local bus provider and the council was required throughout the project.
Pre-planning with the Streetworks team, Highways Inspector, Site management and local residents was critical to enable the smooth delivery of the project.
Many elderly residents lived along this stretch of road, so maintaining full pedestrian and emergency access was a requirement. Value engineering was introduced to use recycled material once lab testing was approved. This helped with both the programme and reduced waste to landfill.
On site we deployed a JCB wheeled excavator which allowed quick response to facilitate both residential and pedestrian movements. Our team were supported by our engineer who
provided all setting out and marking of existing services.
During the installation of the new gully pots, we incorporated the use of new Fabekun Saddles to connect onto the existing main sewer line. We had previously purchased a specialist core drilling rig to enable us to install these correctly and by doing this, we managed to turn a week’s work into two days, giving us breathing room for any other unknowns.