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Bus lane lighting renewal works completed as progress continues in Area 10

Our work across National Highways’ Area 10 Asset Delivery portfolio of projects continues at a pace, after we recently completed bus lane lighting renewals on the A5103 at Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester.

Area 10 covers the North West of England including Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire. The scheme is being delivered for National Highways, a key client for McCann, through close collaboration between selected delivery partners between 2019 and 2023.

We were asked to support the replacement of 22 street lighting assets and associated traffic signs on the A5103 – using energy saving technology and upgrades including ducting, chambers and a new power supply pillar – to create a safer environment for pedestrians and road users.

Alongside the renewals, 4 lighting columns required the design and installation of bespoke foundations in order to compensate for a shallow Victorian sewer concrete protection slab beneath. 

Works also included the installation and commissioning of lanterns for National Highways’ remote dynamic street lighting control Central Management System.

The total value of the bus lane renewal works was £480,000, which included traffic management and the clearance of roadside vegetation.

Our Contract Manager for Area 10, Andy Bates, is delighted with the progress made on yet another project within Area 10 and is especially proud of the collaboration that’s been achieved once again to the benefit of client National Highways.

“We faced a number of challenges on this project and we had to manage the programme of work very carefully. The verges were heavily populated with services and we had to facilitate resurfacing works alongside our lighting renewals in order to deliver the project on time. This reduced the number of traffic management closures – with lanes remaining open and reducing disruption for the Strategic Roads Network users,”

He continues, “Despite these challenges and thanks to our positive, can-do approach, we have delivered this rewarding scheme safely, on time and within budget – in close collaboration with key Area 10 partners. I’m delighted with the team and our continued commitment to solving problems to the benefit of the client and the wider Area 10 community.”

Sean Edwards, Supervisor at Colas Surfacing, is pleased with the end result and values the shared ethos that exists between Colas and McCann.

“It’s great to work alongside site managers and supervisors from other businesses who understand the true meaning of the word collaboration,” says Sean.

“Working with McCann is a breath of fresh air,” he continues. “The team is always receptive to accommodating changes to its working patterns in order to assist us with our own, and this sort of flexibility is crucial to the successful delivery of any civil and electrical engineering project.”

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