Work on a £1M package of stabilisation work has started on the Isle of Wight and is the first in a major programme of schemes to be delivered at locations prone to ground movement under the island’s highways PFI contract.
The scheme at Niton Undercliff is being undertaken by John Peck Construction and will focus on three areas of roadway that have suffered from frequent ground movements.
The scheme will use a mix of anchoring and piling techniques to stabilise the ground and have been selected to avoid long road closures.
The work was originally scheduled for 2015 but recent movements made the scheme a priority for Island Roads – a joint venture of Vinci Concessions, Meridiam Infrastructure and Ringway – which took on the PFI contract in April this year.
Work on the scheme is expected to be completed in April next year.