TRL, AECOM and Pavement Testing Services have won contracts with Highways England for pavement testing work across the country.
Work includes technical and intrusive pavement surveys, split into in six Lots across country. This will see engineers undertake coring of pavements to determine the pavement structure, layer thickness and condition as well as collate the extent of any pavement deterioration.
The contract will also include trial pitting and sampling, including the location and identification of utilities and services, undertake dynamic cone penetrometer (DCP) work as well as laboratory testing of samples to determine the pavement’s physical properties.
Winners of the intrusive-testing contract include Preston-based Pavement Testing Services Ltd which has been picked to deliver Lot 1 covering in Yorkshire and the North East and Lot 2 covering the North West.
AECOM has won the contract to deliver services in the East of England and the South West and TRL has been picked to cover the Midlands, South East.
Highways England has also awarded contracts for a smaller £9M contract for non-intrusive surveys including 2D and 3D ground penetrating radar, deflectographs, walked driven and automated visual condustions, ultrasound. The contract is split into six Lots, with each Lot worth £1.5 million.