Ringway Bracknell Forest has completed a new dual carriageway on the A322 two months ahead of schedule and to budget despite the challenges of the pandemic.
The project saw two lanes being added, a central reservation and traffic lights to a 1km single carriageway road. Before, the road was a bottleneck, being the only section between the M3 and M4 link roads that remained single carriageway.
The works involved major structures works by widening a subway under the road, including over 15,000 tonne of earthworks and 1.8km of kerbs being laid. The project demonstrates Ringway’s ability to self-deliver large projects to a high standard, alongside its other responsibilities of the Term Services Contract, says the company.
The project was completed in June, following a 16-month programme on site, during which a RB22 barrier system was used to considerably improve the health and safety for those working on the site.
Stewart Mills, Schemes Manager, said: “Many thanks to all the team for their hard work on this scheme. I am proud of the finished work and the dedication that everyone has put into it. I would especially like to thank Steve Bracey (Supervisor) and Kevin Vowels (Eurovia Surfacing) for making sure everything ran smoothly.”
Ed Jennings, Divisional Manager, said: ‘’I would like to congratulate the team on successfully delivering this project through some difficult circumstances, most notably the COVID-19 lockdown. it demonstrates the depth of skills that the team have to deliver large, high quality highways projects and highlights the great partnership we have with Bracknell forest Council.”
Clive Rillstone, Regional Director, said: “This scheme was strategically important for the Council and was very high profile for all our stakeholders. It will have an immediate, tangible benefit for users of the A322, removing the bottleneck and improving journey times. My thanks to all the team for their diligence and astute project management to ensure we completed the scheme ahead of schedule. It was a clear demonstration of effective co-ordination and close working with our supply chain and internal partners from Eurovia. The Council have already thanked us for the successful outcome.”
Andrew Hunter, Director of Place Based Services at Bracknell Forest Council, said to the Ringway team: “I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job you have done to achieve this massive project for the Borough; it feels like it should have always been there in this form. You should all be really proud of this project and in particular how well the construction phase has gone, even with COVID-19we are still on time. A massive achievement. I know many have been involved and please pass on my thanks, but your leadership of the project from start to finish has been outstanding. Thank you very much for all the dedicated hard work on this project.”