Westfield St & Duke St, St Helens

Major construction work

Brief description:

The scope of works for this particular scheme included;

  • Realignment and reconstruction of existing traffic islands and central reservations
  • Provisions for UTC upgrades including ducting, access chambers and retention sockets
  • Replacement of; and installation of new gullies and associated drainage
  • Installation of pedestrian crossing upgrades including reconstruction of footways
  • Reformation of existing landscaping within the vicinity of the carriageway
  • Resurfacing to existing carriageway in thin surfacing material – clause 942
  • Application of high friction surface dressing and
  • road markings
  • Installation of traffic signals, road traffic signs and bollards

The key objective of this project was to signalise two major junctions located within St Helens town centre to enable provisions for new pedestrian crossing facilities. The location and sensitivity of the junctions required extensive planning, co-ordination and communication between all parties. A Contracts Manager was appointed to liaise with St Helens Council to enable efficient communication direct from client to site.

St Helens Council decided to take the opportunity of further enhancing areas beyond the site limitations including an additional puffin crossing and extensive resurfacing. The project, which had been extended to a value of £520,000, was completed on 28th March 2010.

Achievements against targets:

  • Achieving a 14 week programme (extended due to additional items)
  • Completion of all works to specification
  • Traffic-flow management to minimise disruption