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Cusworth Park and Gardens Preservation

Leaving a legacy with restoration of cultural heritage features. Cusworth Park and Gardens were landscaped in 1761-1765 providing the setting for the Grade II listed Cusworth Hall Park. The wooded section of the park is separate from the main estate by the A1(M) and is owned by Highways England, only accessible via private land. 800m […]

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Two Full-Width Lane Paving

Background Plans to carry out the biggest Yorkshire resurfacing scheme in the last financial year on 54.5 lane kilometres of the M62 between Rothwell and Normanton, junctions 30-31  meant that we had to tackle the tricky task of keeping disruption to an absolute minimum for drivers on this busy stretch. Solution Thanks to our supply partner […]

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Waste Segregation Facility

Background Delivering scheme waste to waste disposal sites meant drivers travelling long distances and additional time spent queuing waiting to tip. This was creating inefficiencies that we felt could be improved.  Solution Area 4 Programmer, Ian Eldred, developed, trialled and implemented a mobile waste segregation facility in situ at one of the depots. The new […]

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WISHES

Background One of our five key values is ‘Always putting safety first’ We wanted  to explain and manage our safety commitments and priorities in way that was easy to recognise and understand. We also saw that what safety means now is more all encompassing. We wanted to make sure that we were inclusive of every […]

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Lean Pavement Scheme

Background The M62 Eggborough J34-J35 required extensive resurfacing and safety barrier replacement. Solution We applied Lean principles during scheme development to improve our levels of productivity during closures. The goal was to maintain a minimum amount of disruption for road users and to achieve efficiency savings by maximising activity during fewer closures. The work was completed using a blend […]

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Energy efficient lighting improvement

M62 J22-J25 Lighting Improvement Works We completed £1.1m of lighting improvement work (Designated Funds) on the M62 over a 19km length between J22 Saddleworth Moor and Kirklees Viaduct, west of Junction 25. This was completed over a 9 week period from January to March 2017. This included: Replacing 1224 high pressure sodium lanterns with 1224 […]

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Skid Resistant Resurfacing with new ‘Ultigrip’

Background While planning design for a resurfacing scheme on a busy junction slip road we looked for an alternative mix to provide better surface grip. Solution With our supply partner Tarmac we developed the innovative Ultigrip design solution which uses a bauxite aggregate and durable clear binder to give a tough, textured finish and long term skid resistance, even […]

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Creating Soft Estate Habitat

Background A-one+ were given the opportunity to deliver a habitat creation scheme on soft estate adjacent to a busy transport corridor. Solution The Potteric Carr habitat connectivity project is a unique scheme driven by green infrastructure and ecosystem services principles. The aim of the scheme is to reduce the impact of the road network on […]

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Biomass Harvesting Trials

Background A-one+ takes pride in its corporate social responsibility and is always seeking to provide sustainable solutions to minimise environmental impact both in the services we deliver and in our work place behaviours. Our integrated working delivery group responsible for sustainable solutions tasks itself with sourcing, testing and implementing a range of initiatives to address; […]

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Asset Management Trials

Background In 2012 Highways England introduced the new Asset Support Contract framework for maintenance contractors. The aim of the new contract style is to offer complete transparency and commercial understanding of project pricing through agreed schedule of rates. In order to maintain the new style contract the baseline methodology had to be refined to promote […]

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1,000 Tonnes Over Three Nights

Background A-one+ were challenged to lay 1,000 tonnes of asphalt, over three consecutive nights. This was a contractor first at the time. Solution Although 1,000 tonnes has been successfully laid in one shift before, no contractor had ever taken on the feat of doing it for more than one night in a row. But through […]

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