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Network Rail signs up to ICE campaign

Network Rail’s £250M Stafford Area Improvements Programme is the latest project to sign up to the ICE’s “This is Civil ­Engineering” campaign.

The campaign displays banners and signboards at civil engineering sites during a project’s construction phase and on its completion.

It has gathered pace across the UK since its launch in Wales in March 2012. Earlier this month the Blackburn Meadows waste water treatment works in Sheffield, and the Morpeth flood alleviation scheme site at High Stanners both signed up.

“We’re delighted that Network Rail and its partners have signed up to the “This is Civil ­Engineering” campaign,” said ICE West Midlands regional director Steve Feeley.

The Stafford Area Improvements Programme is designed to remove a major bottleneck on the busy West Coast Main Line through a combination of three key projects: line speed improvements between Crewe and Stafford, re-signalling ­Stafford station and the surrounding area, and the installation of a proposed flyover at Norton bridge.

Other banners marking civil engineering projects in the West Midlands have been unveiled at Birmingham New Street station, the Severn Trent works in Birmingham city centre, Staffordshire’s Jaguar Landrover’s i54 site, Birmingham Airport A45 new road and the Tame Valley flood defence scheme.


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