Infrastructure – Roads

In addition to working on rail projects, we also very experienced in working on large road projects.

Project: Thornton to Switch Island Link Road
Client: Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering
Value: £2m
Duration: 44 Weeks

The new 4.5km relief road is set to become a vital link between Thornton and Switch Island. Designed to bypass two congested villages and link communities, the new link road will relieve long-standing traffic issues in the area.

Scope of works

Engaged to deliver extensive bulk earthworks; top soil strip; cut and fill exercises; drainage diversions and installation; headwall construction; curbing; street lighting and ducting and attenuation ponds including pond liners. Through early engagement, the team has worked with the client to develop innovate methodologies, contributing to improving the overall programme.

Key considerations

Due to the close proximity of Thornton Garden of Rest, robust noise, dust and vibration monitoring regimes have been put in place. We have installed a 1km wall to screen and deflect noise away from the Garden of Rest and the immediate residents. 


Project: Mersey Gateway Haul Roads
Client: Kier Construction
Value: £2m
Duration: 52 Weeks

The Mersey Gateway project is a major scheme to construct a new six lane toll bridge over the River Mersey linking Runcorn and Widnes.  The project will comprise new bridge construction, bridge approach and viaducts; 9.5km of new highway and associated structures.

Scope of works

To deliver the 3.5km temporary haul roads contract, an essential part of the project to enable the construction to begin in earnest.  The temporary haul roads will be used for the entire 42 month construction period, and they had to be built to sustain and withstand high tides.

Key considerations

As the existing ground is not to be disturbed or damaged, a synthetic geo-textile will be initially laid to protect the surface. The haul roads will then be built up in layers.