Lincolnshire County Council required S278 works for the new Tesco Superstore off Wragby Road, Lincoln. The project would required a traffic management scheme which would maintain the flow of traffic on a very busy trunk road in Lincoln.
The contract involved the upgrading of the existing store entrance junction off the A15 Wragby Road, to accommodate the new store and new fuel station. Due to the nature of the scheme the works had to be phased to maintain access to a busy town centre supermarket for both vehicles and pedestrians.
The scope of works included a full reconstruction of the existing entrance including upgraded surface water drainage and new traffic islands, road widening to the A15, new signalling installation, upgraded street lighting and footpath reconstruction works.
Other works included the full reconstruction of Deacon Road, which is a small industrial estate road to the rear of the supermarket which had deteriorated badly.
The TM (traffic management) had to be split into four phases to enable the site team to work safely, and to keep pedestrians away from the works while at the same time ensuring they had adequate access to the existing supermarket without putting them in any danger.
The TM was initially set up by our TM Sub-Contractor, and was then maintained daily by the site team with any alterations made if required to suit the site needs to chapter 8 standards.
Consultation and subsequent approval was sort and obtained from the Lincolnshire Highways Network Officer prior to the TM scheme being initiated.
Any sensitive areas of work i.e. near the local residents and shop keepers were carried out with due care and attention to keep disruption to a minimum.