Worcester Southern Link Road, Progress Update
Burroughs are working in Joint Venture with COWI to provide full design services for the new A4440 Southern Link Road Phase 4 in Worcester. The Joint Venture are working with contractor Alun Griffiths and client Worcestershire County Council, to deliver the next phase of the scheme which provides links from Worcestershire and Hertfordshire to the motorway network and relieves congestion in Worcester City Centre.
The scheme includes approximately 2km of dualled carriageway, and three bridges, including the Carrington Bridge viaduct over the River Severn. The works commenced in spring 2019, and are due to complete in 2021.
A recent article in the Construction Manager magazine (see here) discusses the new Carrington Bridge which will cross the River Severn alongside the existing Carrinton Bridge. The bridge, designed by Burroughs and COWI and manufactured by Cleveland Bridge UK, comprises a steel composition used for the first time in Britain. The innovative S460K2W+M structural steel used has increased corrosion resistance and high strength compared to conventional materials. This has reduced the number of piers from five to two, delivering savings from decreased material requirements while also reducing future maintenance of the structure.
The piers are nearing completion at present, with the steelwork for the bridge sections being transported to site for placing and connecting to the precast deck sections in spring/summer 2020.