One job finishes and another starts for Galliford Try Highways
Another Rugby touch down
Galliford Try has secured a £3.7m contract to improve the Coton Arches roundabout in Rugby, Warwickshire. The scheme will involve signalising the roundabout and providing a connecting road through it to facilitate southbound movement on the A444. The approaches will be widened to provide additional lane capacity and walking and cycling facilities will also be improved.
Stephen Tomkins, Operations Director at Galliford Try Highways, said: “We’re delighted to have been appointed as contractor on this important scheme for Nuneaton. Coton Arches is a heavily congested area of the town and the improvements we are making will help to ease the flow of traffic and improve the journey times of commuters at peak times. Being based near Hinckley we know the region very well and have a strong local supply chain. Our other current local projects include the A426 Elliott’s Field scheme and the Houlton link road in Rugby.”
Work starts immediately and is expected to last for six months. The project is funded through a combination of the government’s Local Growth Fund through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) and Warwickshire County Council’s Capital Funding.
Pictured at the turf cutting ceremony are, from left: Zamurad Hussain (Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership), Stephen Tomkins (Galliford Try) and Cllr Jeff Clarke (Warwickshire County Council).
Link road officially opened
A new £11.6m road built by Galliford Try Highways to connect Didcot in Oxfordshire with the Harwell Science Park was officially opened at Easter.
Connecting the B4493 to the A417, the road will provide an easier route to work for some of the 5,000 people who are employed at the rapidly expanding Harwell Campus. Construction began in December 2016 and included surfacing 22,000sqm of roads and footpaths, installing 4,500 new drains, laying 2.5km of kerbs and planting 40,000 trees and plants.
MP for the area Ed Vaizey, who cut the ribbon, said: “I am delighted this new road has opened on time and on budget. It will provide easy access for residents to the A34 and ease congestion in Harwell village. I think people will be able to see the improvements straight away. The county needs more infrastructure and there is real action being taken now.”
Galliford Try Operations Director Stephen Tomkins said: “The scheme was secured and undertaken under the Midlands Highways Alliance which has provided a stready stream of work for us.”