Building bridges during major A1 upgrade, with Mabey Hire’s propping expertise

When it came to installing the new Allerdene bridge as part of a multimillion-pound National Highways upgrade to the A1 network, temporary works was a critical element given the poor ground conditions on site. Costain turned to Mabey Hire for its expertise. The A1 is a critical part of the UK’s highway network, with the […]

New bridge on A1 due to open this week

National Highways has declared a major milestone has been reached in the A1 Birtley to Coal House project as traffic is due to begin using the newly constructed Allerdene bridge. In a move aimed at optimising traffic flow and enhancing connectivity at junction 67 at Coal House, northbound traffic exiting the A1 at junction 67 […]

National Highways suspends roadworks after abuse

National Highways has suspended barrier replacement work on the A1 in Bedfordshire because of “repeated abuse and threatening behaviour” to its workforce. On its project web page it states: “Safety is our top priority, both for road users and our workforce. We cannot continue working until we are confident that our workforce is safe and […]

Major improvements set to begin on A1 Wentbridge Viaduct

National Highways has announced a major programme of work on a landmark West Yorkshire viaduct will begin after the Easter Bank Holiday.  It is carrying out waterproofing and resurfacing on the Wentbridge Viaduct, a Grade II listed bridge which carries the A1 over the River Went. The waterproofing under the road surface layer helps to […]

Major A1 surface upgrades getting underway

Major renewals work on the A1 between the Buckden Roundabout and the Brampton Hut Interchange near Huntingdon are getting underway. The work will be carried out over the next six weeks and are due to complete on Monday 1 August. It means disruption between 8pm and 6am and all the time across three weekends. Most […]


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