Construction of soil reinforced bridge abutments and wing walls on the A8 upgrade in Northern Ireland is to be undertaken by Maccaferri, the company has announced.
Maccaferri has been appointed by the main contracting joint venture formed from Lagan, Ferrovial and Costain to build the 16 structures on the 14.5km upgrade between Belfast and Larne on the £105M scheme for the Northern Ireland Roads Service.
Work to upgrade the road between Coleman’s Corner and Ballyrickard Road to dual two lane carriageway started in August last year and is scheduled for completion in March 2015. The project is a mix of off and on line improvements and includes by-passing of Bruslee and Ballynure, plus construction of grade separated junctions.
Maccaferri will construct MacRes concrete panel faced soil reinforced walls for eight bridge abutments and wing walls. Maccaferri has said that it expects to complete its work on the contract early next year.