The project brief was to deliver the package in the most efficient way to ensure benefits were made in terms of safety, quality, and customer experience. The scheme incorporated all lanes. Therefore, Toppesfield was able to look beyond the traditional delivery methods of plane and inlay.
The A14 carries around 85,000 vehicles per day; 26% of this is HGV traffic (against the national average of 10%). It is frequently congested, and traffic is often disrupted by breakdowns, accidents, and roadworks.
Working in collaboration with Highways England and Amey, Toppesfield were able to deliver the scheme via running a planed surface.
Benchmarked traditional plane and inlay against running a planed surface increased surface outputs by 36% per shift.
By eliminating construction joints, Toppesfield were able to improve the pavement quality, offering increased asset resilience.
Results & Achievements
- Right first time—Zero defects
- Planed surface running improved output by 36%
- Reduced delay on project by utilising vast resources and operating a self-delivery module
- Generated an eight-day programme for delivery
“Toppesfield’s innovative approach and can-do attitude, whilst working collaboratively with Amey, ensured efficiencies were achieved.”
Mike Howard, Delivery Support Manager, Amey
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