New challenge for CRL
Concrete Repairs Limited (CRL) has recently been awarded their first major project in Area 10 for Highways England, refurbishing, strengthening and improving the Whitley Lane and Gore Farm Bridges over the M6 motorway between Junctions 19 and 20.
CRL has been employed as the Principal Contractor on this £4m project and tasked with completing the works within the shortest programme duration, and with as little disruption to road users and other stakeholders as possible. The scheme remit is to carry out repairs and strengthening to both the Northbound and Southbound verge piers of both bridges.
The main works involve converting the existing piers, damaged through water ingress and carbonation, into leaf piers with full height encapsulation and corrosion control. We will also be installing a new approach and departure Vehicle Restraint System (VRS) in front of all four structures on both the North and Southbound carriageways. Other works include widespread concrete repairs, installation of 2 types of galvanic cathodic protection (CP) systems, installation of additional reinforcement to the piers and increasing the concrete footprint of each structure.
As the Principal Contractor, CRL will work with both the clients’ nominated subcontractors, as well as our own appointed subcontractors to deliver this scheme.
Works at the four satellite sites will also involve the installation of the infrastructure by our subcontractors to access the bridge piers, provide sheet piled lay down areas and coffer dams, access scaffolds and traffic management to protect the workforce while works proceed.