Cleveland Bridge UK will carry out a major contract for a new flyover in North East England. The new structure will be erected in South Tyneside, forming part of Highways England’s A19 Testo’s Junction Improvement Scheme.
The Darlington-based company was awarded the project by Costain to fabricate and install a new 141.4m bridge at the centre of a flyover.
The wider project is intended to reduce traffic congestion on the redeveloped roundabout that connects the A19 with the A184. The flyover is part of a five-year, £15 billion programme by Highways England to improve journeys between the main North East arterial route and the surrounding areas.
To date two additional lanes on both northbound and southbound sides of the roundabout have been completed, which has also created the space for the construction of the flyover that includes the installation of more than 130 concrete piles.
The road bridge will be fabricated as a series of 25 paired girders at Cleveland Bridge UK’s 27,000m2 production facility, 64km south of the project site.
The scale of Cleveland Bridge UK’s factory will also enable it to undertake a test assembly of the structure, which will ensure a more efficient final installation on site later this year.
Chris Droogan, managing director of Cleveland Bridge UK, commented: “It is always satisfying to secure projects in our home region of the North East, particularly those that will bring significant benefits to the efficiency of the area’s transport network.