Gattica Associates Limited are working on several projects within the Highways England Smart Motorways Programme The Smart Motorway schemes are part of the £15 billion government investment Highways England is delivering between 2015 and 2021. The scheme will see 292 extra lane miles added to motorways. The hard shoulder will be converted to a traffic lane, with signing and with technology indicating the speed to drive at, or if lanes are blocked or closed.
The project overview is as follows:
The scope of works is as follows:
The following benefits to the client were brought to the project:
Liaison with utility providers from an early stage of the design period has allowed a different approach to be taken to the diversionary works. By mutual agreement with the utility companies affected by the proposed works it has been agreed that the C3/C4 applications will be made in three distinct phases:
Major structures (gantries, retaining walls and ERA’s)
Drainage, communications, safety barrier, re-alignment and re-surfacing
This approach has allowed the utility issues to be agreed as early as the design program has allowed. In addition, major structures have been moved to avoid diversionary works
“Gattica’s team have adopted a collaborative approach with us throughout the lifecycle of our work on the Smart Motorway Programme; key risks relating to the design interfaces between existing utilities and the provision of new infrastructure have been proactively managed, resulting in more efficient designs and a robust delivery programme. I look forward to continuing this successful working relationship, long-term.”
Executive Director of Operations
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