In January 2014 improvements started on the M1 Junction 19 in coercion with the £200m plans to upgrade this part of the road network, creating more free flowing vehicles and less traffic. The works are due to be completed in December 2016.
We were commissioned by Skanska on behalf of Highways England to provide various scaffolding solutions at the Junction 19 interchange of the M1, M6 and A14. The work was a major revamp of one of the worst bottlenecks on the UK’s trunk road network, coping with more than 142,000 vehicles per day, and with a poor record of fatal and serious accidents and delays. The work involved erecting several reinforced concrete structures including 2 new flyovers, 3 bridged underpasses, retaining walls, demolition of 2 existing bridges and new slip and link roads.
We provided demolition access scaffolds, formwork scaffolds for reinforced concrete piers and abutments, access scaffolds into excavations, falsework erection, system staircase access onto bridge decks, site wide edge protection including for excavations and bridge beams and paraslim bracing. All of the work took place adjacent to fully operating motorways.