Lorry Park Section 278 Works – A1 Northbound Bedfordshire

Highways Agency
Duration 12 Weeks
Valuation £300,000 > £500,000
Project Overview

We were contracted by the Highways agency to complete the Section 278 works for a proposed 9 acre lorry park in Bedford. The S278 works involved closing an existing lay-by just north of the Black Cat roundabout along the A1 and constructing a new slip road and entrance.
Site Clearance, Drainage Works, Earthworks, New Highway & Footway construction and landscaping along with Street lighting, draw pits and ducts made up the Section 278 civils package for this contract.
Acting as principle contractor and working alongside a major highway such as the A1 brings with it numerous hazards. Meticulous planning and stringent H&S procedures ensured these works ran smoothly with no incidents or near misses reported on this S278 project.
As a result of the meticulous planning and close working relationship developed with the HA’s managing agent Carillion the Sction 278 project was finished to a very high standard with only the weather affecting programme. The finished product impressed all involved.
“Site Team worked well to construct the works and overcome difficulties encountered: Phil Boyce, Carillion.