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Relief for Rugby

A quiet revolution is happening in Rugby and its all thanks to a sustainable solution – now made into a video - developed by Carillion Civil Engineering aimed to help reduce the impact of building a relief road on residents by challenging the accepted solution to excavated material.
One of the main challenges of the Rugby Western Relief Road project was the transfer of 30,000 m3 excavated material from the west of the River Sow to a new roundabout being constructed between the West Coast Mainline railway and the River Avon at Parkfield.

Usually this sort of material would be transferred using articulated trucks by the existing road network. However, this would have involved 7,500 truck movements through the already heavily congested centre of Rugby.

Carillion Civil Engineering’s solution was to engineer a haul route along the line of the relief road.

This involved substantial temporary works, including a temporary bridge across the River Sow, crossing of several highly sensitive underground services, and the shortening of Bilton sidings to enable the passage of the trucks underneath Lawford Road.

Because the team constructed a new roundabout at Malpass ahead of programme, and reversed the road closure on Parkfield Road, it was possible to run the dump trucks between the two existing quarries at the cement works, before taking them across the old bridge across the west coast main line and into the fill area at Parkfield.

Carillion Civil Engineering Road Works Agent Richard Anthony said: “The best part of this solution is that the general public living in Rugby are unaware that this is going on. Construction sites by their very nature are potentially noisy and muddy places, this does not mean that they cannot be considerate to their neighbours and support the local communities in which they are involved. At Rugby we are striving to achieve all these things.”

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