This section includes projects involving roads, pavements, footpaths, lighting and tunnels.

A road of discoveries

Published 18 October 2019 | Written by Jack Endean

A road of discoveries – The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme

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Considerately ensuring the smooth running of the M25 – Connect Plus Services’ Blunts Farm depot

Published 28 June 2017 | Written by Content Writer

Connect Plus Services’ Blunts Farm depot in Theydon Bois near Epping has been praised by the Scheme Monitor for its exceptional practice. Connect Plus Services (CPS) maintains and operates the M25 and all adjoining trunk and slip roads, on behalf of Highways England through a 30-year DBFO (Design, Build, Finance & Operate) contract which started in 2009. The M25 is…

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HOCHTIEF Taylor Woodrow Joint Venture’s relief road in Hastings won over local residents

Published 23 March 2017 | Written by Content Writer

Despite initial delays due to local opposition over the road, which encompasses the popular 1066 Battle of Hastings walking route, the project has won over the hearts and minds of residents. HOCHTIEF Taylor Woodrow Joint Venture’s Bexhill to Hastings link road project team was highly praised by the Scheme for delivering an “outstanding performance” in all areas of the Code of…

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Enhancing the image of highways construction – Skanska Infrastructure Services

Published 12 October 2016 | Written by Content Writer

Skanska Infrastructure Services’ project to widen, restructure, resurface and create a protected cycle lane along the busy Huntingdon Road, connecting to the City of Cambridge, was praised for its excellent practice by the Scheme. Examples of community engagement included the site team visiting the local Oakington Primary School and giving a presentation on the importance of road safety around construction sites. Accompanied…

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Considerately constructing the Bolton Interchange project – Kier Construction Northern

Published 14 September 2016 | Written by Content Writer

The £25million development of Bolton town centre will include new retail and office outlets and a newly configured transport network. Working on behalf of the client, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), Kier Construction is redeveloping the road and pedestrian system and creating a bus and rail interchange complex, complete with retail outlets and office space. The construction is taking place…

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Improving the image of Coventry City centre with the guidance of the Scheme – Balfour Beatty

Published 24 August 2016 | Written by Content Writer

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group which finances, develops, builds and maintains innovative and efficient infrastructures that underpin daily life, support communities and enable economic growth. Situated at the heart of Coventry City centre, Balfour Beatty’s Gosford Street Public Realm project on behalf of client, Coventry City Council, scooped a CCS National Site Award in 2016. With its site offices…

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Building lasting bridges with the community – Osborne

Published 11 March 2016 | Written by Content Writer

Osborne – one of the leading family-owned building construction businesses in the UK – has spoken of its successful £10m Leigh Road Bridge project. Its construction of a replacement bridge over a mainline railway, and creation of a new road layout, was praised for exceptionally considerate construction. The Leigh Road Bridge project was officially opened in September 2015 and is…

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Considerately maintaining the iconic Severn Bridge gateway to Wales – Laing O’Rourke Infrastructure

Published 1 March 2016 | Written by Content Writer

Laing O’Rourke Infrastructure is engaged in carrying out maintenance and inspection of the M48 Severn Bridge crossing, an ongoing project which originally commenced in 1996. The project is performed under a concession agreement with the Secretary of State, until the Second Severn Crossing debt is concluded, which is indicated as being in 2018. Until the agreement is fulfilled, Laing O’Rourke…

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Considerately maintaining the transport network for Plymouth City Council – Amey LG Ltd

Published 8 December 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator

Amey LG Ltd is part of Ferrovial – one of the world’s leading infrastructure management and investment companies. Amey LG Ltd work as Plymouth City Council’s highway contractor at its main depot in Prince Rock to manage and maintain the city’s transport network, undertaking planned maintenance, emergency reactive works and improvement schemes. Prince Rock depot accommodated more than 200 Plymouth…

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Kier Highways considerately overcame light and noise pollution issues in South East Cornwall

Published 14 October 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator

Kier Highways is a division of Kier Group, employing 1,600 workers in the areas of civil engineering, highways, structural and road safety engineers, project managers, quantity surveyors, tunnel specialists, geotechnical engineers, environmentalists and a team of highly skilled operatives. Kier undertook a 24/7 highways maintenance project, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Based at the Notter Bridge…

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Considerately maintaining Dorset’s highways – The Dorset Highways Term Service Contract (HTSC)

Published 2 June 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator

Dorset County Council’s highways service are responsible for the maintenance of the county’s network of roads, cycle ways, bridleways and bridges, in partnership with Hanson as HTSC. This 12 year partnership has fully embraced the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) in its highway maintenance operations. Dick Smeeth, HTSC’s Project Liaison Manager has commented on the Scheme: ‘The Scheme is simple, straightforward…

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