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Old Exeter Road, Kingsteignton

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Civil Engineering

Old Exeter Road, Kingsteignton (Roads) The works provide highway and junction improvements to facilitate the future development of approximately 600 housing units.

They briefly comprise of the widening of just under 1km of existing carriageway, construction of a new traffic signal controlled T-junction, 150m of new carriageway, and junction improvements to an existing roundabout to change into a 4 way signal controlled junction with dedicated filter lanes.

The above works have involved:

  • A new positive drainage system made up of conventional gullies and carrier drainage and a shallow combined kerb drain system used to avoid the existing High Pressure Gas main running the entire...

Haldon Chalets Improvements

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Civil Engineering

Haldon Chalets Improvements (Roads and Structures) This complex multi-disciplinary scheme involved the closure of an at-grade crossing on the A380 and the construction of a new intersection, an overbridge and 1km of associated side roads.

All the works were carried out within a SSSI.

A specialist was employed on the site for three months during the construction process to provide ecological supervision relating to protected species including reptiles, badgers and breeding birds.

In addition the existing soil had to be screened to remove any large stones and chalk and re-used to form the new embankments. This approach was required, as opposed to improving material,...

SWH wins health and safety award

Posted by on April 13, 2011 in Awards

SWH wins health and safety award
Fourth prestigious award in a row

SWH is delighted to announce it has been awarded a RoSPA Gold award

South West Highways is pleased to announce it has won a Gold award in the prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2011. A great achievement, the company has reached Gold status for the last four years.

Tim Pegler, SWH's Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Manager comments: "We are delighted to receive this award again. It confirms our continuing commitment to health and safety."