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Aarsleff Ground Engineering wins soil nailing contract for major road widening scheme

February 2nd, 2018

On behalf of client Torbay Council, main contractor Dyer and Butler has awarded Aarsleff Ground Engineering the soil nailing contract to stabilise the embankment as part of a major Highways widening scheme on the A3022 Brixham Road between Clayland Cross and Wilkins Drive.

The widening of Brixham Road is part of the Western Corridor scheme – one of the Local Enterprise Partnership’s portfolio of strategic infrastructure projects that will help to generate growth throughout the whole of Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.

Specifically, Aarsleff will install 378 No. self-drilled fully galvanised soil nails, of 6m length. Aarsleff will install the soil nails with their excavator mounted hütte drill mast.

Owing to the success of the contract win, Aarsleff’s Assistant Manager for Geotechnical Jonathan Greener said “Combined with our in-house knowledge and expertise on how to stabilise a steep bank or cutting, we ensure our geotechnical solutions will cause minimal disruption to highway schemes like this”.

Aarsleff will be on site from the 29th February for an estimated 6-week programme.

Executive Lead for Community Services, Councillor Robert Excell, said: “These works show Torbay Council’s commitment to improving one of our major routes, to reduce congestion and allow for future growth within this area.

“We have been successful in obtaining significant funding from the Local Enterprise Partnership and this scheme is the final phase of the current programme of works to improve sections of Brixham Road and Kings Ash Road. This will improve transport links for both residents and businesses and promote future economic growth.”

Steve Hindley CBE DL, Chair of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership said: “At the start of 2018 it’s great to see yet another one of our Growth Deal projects being delivered in Torbay. The widening of Brixham Road is part of the Western Corridor scheme – one of the LEP’s portfolio of strategic infrastructure projects that will help to generate growth throughout the whole of Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.

Hindley added, “I look forward to seeing the project take shape and start to open up the route to make it more efficient for businesses to thrive in the area.”

For more information about Aarsleff Ground Engineering and its soil nailing solutions, contact the company on 01636 611140

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