R&C Williams | Major bridge rejuvenation for Sandwell Council to get underway next week
A major project to repair and improve a bridge in Great Barr will begin next week. The £3.37million project on Scott Bridge, Newton Road, will begin from 17 May and will last 43 weeks.
R&C Williams has been awarded the contract for the for the bridge refurbishment scheme by Sandwell Council.
The work is being funded by £2.999m from the Department for Transport Bridges Challenge Fund and £371,000 from Sandwell Council. The scheme will involve repairs to the bridge deck and structure, waterproofing, new road surfacing and white lines, and the bridge parapets will also be upgraded.
Routine bridge inspections highlighted the need for refurbishment, with the bridge last undergoing major repairs 30 years ago. Design for this phase of works has been carried out by Jacobs.
Enter R&C Williams
Hugely experienced in the field of both bridge replacements and refurbishments, R&C are well positioned to deliver these works with its experienced and multi-disciplined workforce.
Delivering bridge repair works for over 60 years, the company’s expertise isn’t in doubt. On the Scott bridge project, R&C Williams will be showcasing a broad range of capabilities that includes:
– Concrete repairs to bridge deck and substructure
– Re waterproofing the bridge deck
– Install new expansion joints
– Upgrade the existing bridge parapets
– Install cathodic protection to the concrete structure
– Resurface the carriageway and footpath
A large project with a number of complexities, the scheme requires the entire array of R&C Williams skills.
Matt Cain, Contracts Manager at R&C told us:
“Over recent years our capacity for larger projects, as well as our level of capability has grown immensely and with the experience that we have in both our management team and workforce, we are now able to deliver these types of major scale works.
“This project showcases the broad range of skills that our workforce has, from earthworks and general civils through to specialist concrete repair and corrosion prevention work.”
Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for sustainable transport Councillor Jackie Taylor said:
“We’ll be working closely with the contractor to monitor the work and keep any disruption to an absolute minimum.
“I am delighted that this major work is finally taking place our bridges need to be safe as well as our roads. I understand that there will be some frustration during this time.
“I would encourage you all to give yourselves extra time for travelling of consider different modes of transport for your journey.”