Germany Beck

Germany Beck Newsletter 40

01 December 2017

Weeks 78 & 79 commencing Monday 4th December 2017 

This is the 40th edition of the newsletter that keeps you up to date with the progress of the Germany Beck junction works on the A19 in Fulford.
During the past two weeks we have completed the brick boundary retaining walls adjacent to the property on the A19, except for the coping stones.
We have been back working in the flood alleviation area constructing the public footpaths.
The works to the footpaths of the spine road continues.
We have been preparing for works to the culvert protection structure adjacent to the A19

During the next 2 weeks we will be - 

• Continuing the brickwork walls to the top of the sheet piled retaining structure
• Constructing footpaths on the spine road to the east of Fordlands Road
• Excavating the eastern footpath of the A19
• Installing piles to support the culvert protection structure on the A19
The closure of the eastern footpath on the A19 remains in place.


A historical culvert is located under the A19. We need to protect the culvert from any possible damage caused by the realigned carriageway and are therefore installing a concrete slab across the top of the culvert. The concrete slab will be supported on 6 concrete piles which will be installed by a piling rig.
The piling rig will look pretty similar to previously used piling rigs but unlike the previously used impact hammer to install the sheet piles, this type of pile is an augered pile. In other words an auger(or giant screw) is screwed into the ground, creating a deep hole which will be filled with concrete. No disturbance will be felt by our adjacent residents.
Once the piles are installed, and the concrete set, we will continue work to construct the concrete slab across the top of the culvert and undertake work to the footpaths north and south of the culvert. For this work adjacent to the carriageway we need to work under traffic lights to provide a safe working zone.

Safety for children and the wider public.

Please be assured that the different areas of works will be securely fenced at all times to ensure the safety of the public.
We will be receiving deliveries to site this week. Each delivery will be guided into site by one of our employees once traffic and pedestrians are clear from the site entrance. Please be patient if you are held up for a short time whilst these manoeuvres take place.
Pedestrians will be given right of way along the footpaths of Fordlands Road but please be aware of deliveries using the entrances to site off Fordlands Road on occasion.

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