Highways England reports good progress with A19 major upgrade project

Highways England has reported progress on its A19 major upgrade project.

It says piling work has been completed at a major roundabout, enabling contractors to build the support walls for the bridge. The £124.5 million project will see the A19 raised about the roundabout and a new slip road to the A184 also built.

Once finished, road users will no longer need to negotiate a junction, and can instead continue uninterrupted. Highways England senior project manager Tom Howard said: “After finishing the roads connecting Testo’s junction and Downhill Lane at the start of the year, which created room for building the flyover, we successfully put together the foundations with more than 130 concrete piles and built up the embankments to get the road ready for drivers to enjoy a free-flowing A19.

“We have made good progress with earth work, drainage and fencing, while maintaining strict safeguarding measures, in line with Public Health England guidance, to prevent the spread of COVID19. Now we can turn our attention to building the support walls to retain earth and support the beams, before finally installing the beams themselves. Later this year the flyover will be in position and ready for the road to be built on it,” he added.

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