Germany Beck

Newsletter 20

16 March 2017

Weeks 39 & 40 commencing 6th March 2017

This is the 20th 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 2 weeks we have completed sheet piling installation to form the retaining wall to the east of the A19. The sheet piled wall retains the road embankment where there is insufficient space to construct a traditional earth embankment. The wall is further strengthened by the shorter sheet piled walls (buttresses) that come off at right angles, as can be seen from the image below. The whole structure is tied together by a reinforced concrete slab. The slab is further tied into the sheet piled wall by the steel angle that has been welded to the rear of the piles.
The images show the sheet piled wall, the buttresses, the welded angle and the reinforcement steel fixed in place.

Adjacent to Fordlands road we have been constructing the temporary short Fordlands Road diversion.

During the next 2 weeks we will - 

• Pour the concrete slab to the rear of the sheet piled wall to the east of Fordlands Road
• Complete the same slab to between the A19 and Fordlands Road
• Complete the temporary road surface adjacent to Fordlands Road
• Divert Fordlands Road traffic onto the temporary road surface. 
• Install the drainage and construct the road embankment across the existing Fordlands Road
• Commence the concrete 'capping beam' that sits on top of the sheet piled wall.
• Import stone fill to bring the embankment to the east of Fordlands Road up to its final level.

The closure of the eastern footpath on the A19 remains in place. 



The temporary road surface being constructed adjacent to Fordlands Road is required to divert Fordlands Road traffic whilst we connect up the embankment drainage across Fordlands Road. Due to the constraints of the site the temporary road surface is only one lane wide and so during this period Fordlands Road traffic will be controlled with temporary traffic lights which will be in operation 24hrs per day for approximately 4 weeks. Once the drainage is through and Fordlands Road reconstructed, traffic will be returned to the road using 2 lanes again. Safe accessible footpaths have been provided for use by pedestrians at all times.

We apologise for any inconvenience for those using Fordlands Road.

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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