Sunday, June 21, 2009

Birse Civils wins £8.3m Rushenden Relief Road contract

Birse Civils has won an ВЈ8.3m contract to build the Rushenden Relief Road and a bridge over an existing Network Rail line on the Isle of Sheppey for Kent County Council.

The link road is a part of the Queenborough & Rushenden regeneration project, led by South East England Development Agency (SEEDA).  It will carry all commercial traffic from the new Sheppey Crossing and A249 to Neats Court.

The project involves;
two roundabouts
a short section of dual carriageway
800m of single carriageway road construction
Composite concrete and steel bridge deck
Large embankment constructed to combat settlement problems associated with the soft ground conditions.

Nick Young, Senior Project Manager at SEEDA said, “This new infrastructure is welcomed by local people, many of whom have campaigned for 30 years for a new road to direct heavy traffic away from residential areas.  It will create new jobs and open up employment opportunities in the area.”

Construction will start later this month and will take 20 months to complete including a 9 month settlement period.

Birse Civils is main contractor and Jacobs is Employers Agent and designer.