We are pleased to announce three significant recently secured projects within our Highways Business unit:
Liverpool, Toxteth’s Princes Avenue/Road
Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet has awarded our Highways business the contract to upgrade Princes Avenue and Road – featuring a unique cycle path along the central reservation. This is a major Highways scheme which will transform a historic boulevard in the Toxteth area of Liverpool.
Once all design elements are finalised, the project will also lead to the creation of a new open space for community events and a marketplace. By installing the 1km long cycle path within the central reservation – a first for Liverpool – the scheme’s aim is to improve cycle connectivity between south Liverpool and the City Centre, with the plan to install a new Citybike station along the route.
The new cycle path would form an extension of a new ‘green corridor’ to Otterspool that is due to be delivered in the next 12 months.
The innovative scheme, which falls between Upper Parliament Street and Princes Park Gate, also aims to stimulate the wider regeneration of an area that was created in Liverpool’s Victorian maritime hey-day.
Warwick University Developments
The University of Warwick has placed a contract with us for a series of works at their main campus which will start in February. The works consist of a spine route, an access road to a car park, and the construction of two new car parks.
The Spine route will provide a physical connection between Gibbet Hill Road and the Sports Hub west of Scarman Road, providing an important traffic-free connection within the University Campus. The Spine route also takes the opportunity to improve connections with, and upgrade the surfacing of, existing public footpaths in the locality.
Cryfield Village car park is a new 470 space car park with vehicular access off the Scarman Road, while Gibbet Hill is a temporary 110 space car park at the University Medical School.
All elements are let on a Design and Build basis, with the Access Road and Car Parks having a tarmac finish and the Spine Route a softer stone surface more in keeping with the rural location.
Hull A164 Junction
The £3.1m works will reduce congestion on the busy commuter route by introducing two new roundabouts, replacing the two junctions where Great Gutter Lane West and Riplingham Road East meet the A164.
The A164 is a key north-south route linking Humber Bridge to Beverley and carries over 30,000 vehicles a day. The junction is located to the west of Kirk Ella, approximately 2.5 miles west of the boundary with Hull and 5.5 miles south of Beverley.
East Riding and Yorkshire Council announced the works to improve road conditions for drivers in the area, as the existing junction arrangement has long been the cause for queues of traffic and congestion, particularly at peak times, and has a poor accident history.
Traffic queues along Great Gutter Lane at peak afternoon times have been known to extend over 400m.
The new scheme promises to bring about much-needed change for drivers in the area, and improve journey times.
Geoff Poyzer, our Managing Director of Highways, commented on the triple success: “We are delighted to have secured these three great schemes and they all add something different to our diverse portfolio of projects across the country. We believe that the renewal of these public areas will make a real difference to the people and our communities and we look forward to sharing updates along the way.”
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