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Sir Robert McAlpine A19 Team Accelerate Tees Viaduct Works

Infra News - Published on Mon, 18 May 2020

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With Highways England striving to keep motorways and major A-roads open to support distribution of supplies and the movement of key workers during the current crisis, Sir Robert McAlpine A19 team is taking the opportunity of the reduced traffic flow to accelerate essential works along the Tees Viaduct. After 45 years being pummelled by hundreds of thousands of vehicles every week, the expansion joints between the composite concrete deck slabs on the 2km-long A19 Tees viaduct have reached the end of their serviceable life and need to be replaced. The layout of the road and the operation involved means the work can only be carried out safely if one of the carriageways at a time is fully closed.

Planning for this operation, along what is a major strategic road in the North East, has required a huge amount of work by our A19 DBFO team over recent months to organise the road closures which are needed over a series of weekends.

Diversion routes had to be discussed and agreed with Highways England, local highway authorities and the emergency services.

With Highways England striving to continue its work to keep motorways and major A-roads open to support distribution of supplies and key workers getting to work, Sir Robert McAlpine team is taking the opportunity of the reduced traffic flow to accelerate these essential works.

With traffic levels below normal, it makes sense to complete as much of this operation as is possible now, so as to further reduce disruption to drivers when things return to normal

To ensure compliance with Covid-19 Site Operating Procedures, additional control measures have been introduced, along with amended work methods to reduce the amount of social interaction on site.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 18 May 2020
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