A52: Teams pull out all the stops to get roadworks finished in Notts

The latest technology was used to ensure the safety of workers and road users on an important A52 scheme in Nottinghamshire as National Highways carried out a string of essential works.

Teams from across the sector came together to carry out the resurfacing and maintenance work, between the Nottingham Road RSPCA junction at Radcliffe on Trent and the Stragglethorpe junction, in just 15 nights.

Among the list of works completed were resurfacing, litter picking, drainage surveys and repairs, upgrading street lights to more energy efficient LEDs and routine maintenance such as grass cutting.

The safety barrier was also renewed replacing 1,020 posts and over 110 barrier beams which will extend the lifespan of the safety feature by over 15 years.

National Highways worked with contractors, local police and MP Ruth Edwards to make sure the scheme went ahead after a previous delay due to safety concerns.

To protect the workforce against any incursions into the site by vehicles or unauthorised people, contractor Amey used a hi-tech warning system which includes motion detection lasers mounted on traffic cones and CCTV devices that set off an alarm to alert teams working within the closure.

There was also a wireless warning button for workers to instantly raise the alarm if they spotted a breach of the work zone and cameras were also in place.

Meanwhile a Customer Communication Terminal on site enabled local people and drivers instant access to workers for information about the works which prevented any confusion and helped avoid incursions but also meant the team did not need to staff every access. They were also able to safely manage access for those living within the closures.


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