A429 Fosse Way Highways Upgrade
Warwickshire County Council awarded Fitzgerald Contractors a key highways improvement scheme to deliver the signalisation of the existing A429 Fosse Way / B4035 Campden Road junction as part of its Casualty Reduction Programme.
The existing junction required modification necessitating extensive service diversions, street lighting, traffic signs, safety fencing, drainage and earthworks, together with over 5,000m² of new carriageway reconstruction and resurfacing of the existing highway. Utilities works required the permanent diversion of an existing section of water main, diversion of existing high voltage electric cables and the slew and lowering of existing BT fibre cables.
Due to both the location and nature of the works Fitzgerald implemented off-peak daytime working for the main junction improvements together with a combination of weekend works to the B4045 carriageway and night-time works to the main A429, including surfacing, road marking and traffic signal loop installations. Due to the close proximity of local residents to our works a very constrained night-time working window was defined with all works to be undertaken between 18:00 – 00:00, including traffic management installation and removal.
During the preconstruction period a series of utility coordination meeting took place to ensure the seamless integration of the individual utility providers planned diversion works into the construction delivery programme (including the advance installation of service sleeves within the main A429), together with secondary and tertiary workshops with our supply chain partners. The proactive integration of all interested and affected parties resulted in the safe and efficient completion of the works both on time and within budget.
A project value engineering was undertaken by Fitzgerald which resulted in the development and implementation of several beneficial initiatives. These included re-classification of site-won earthwork materials for inclusion in the main carriageway embankment widening; the development and implementation of a detailed material delivery and distribution strategy to mitigate traffic congestion and driver visibility at
the junction and integrated supply chain working, whereby surfacing, permanent road marking and traffic signal induction loops were integrated into an integrated night-time delivery timeframe, including all signal commissioning.
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