Kier Highways Set to Finish 17 Miles of Road Works 6 Months Early
Kier Highways is on target to finish working on its Highways England project M6 13-15 motorway upgrade work six months early. Work was due to finish in
March 2022, but road users can now expect the roadworks to be completed in September 2021. The contraflow system in operation on this scheme has enabled a number of improvements including a 50 percent reduction in the number of road closures required, allowing road users to continue travelling this stretch of the network while work takes place behind a physical safety barrier, and allowing additional space to undertake works which included the change of geotechnical solutions for the construction of retaining walls.
Value engineering along with several innovative solutions reduced the project programme by two months on this project which is turning the hard shoulder into an extra traffic lane and installing up-to-date technology that will help keep traffic flowing smoothly.
A 60mph speed limit was also introduced successfully across a significant length of the scheme to reduce customer journey times through the roadworks.