Interserve Press Office | Jul 08, 2014
Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has completed the building of the new A43 Corby Link Road for Northamptonshire County Council, which should see traffic accidents cut as a result.
The £24 million contract was completed on schedule within two years, despite an extremely wet summer in 2012, and one of the wettest winters on record last year. The road has now been officially opened by Transport Minister and MP for Scarborough and Whitby, Robert Goodwill.
The scheme involved the construction of around 6.5 km of dual carriageway, three new bridges and even the accommodation of a watercourse, Harper’s Brook, beneath the road. The project has involved major earthworks and piling, with cuttings and embankments of up to 10m deep and 8m high. Interserve has used local resources for the project, wherever possible.
Interserve Director, Simon Ohlenschlager said:
“This project has showcased our expertise in major projects, and we’re pleased that by working with the council and its design partner, MGWSP, Interserve has been able to contribute to boosting the local economy and employment prospects. Wherever possible, we have used local resources for the project, which is a core requirement of every major project Interserve embarks on.
“We would like to thank the local community for being patient with the day to day challenges that such a major construction brings.”
One of the challenges of the project was the requirement to accommodate the needs of protected wildlife along the route of the new road, and when work began, one of Interserve’s first tasks was to relocate bluebells and ancient hedgerows.
The new road will improve transport links between Corby and the A14, support the growth of Corby and relieve the A43 at Geddington of through-traffic. The project also has the aim of reducing the number and severity of road accidents.
The first vehicles are welcomed to the new road built by Interserve.
Photo credit: Art Conaghan
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