Newington High Street
Maintenance work to the High Street in Newington had been planned by the client for completion by another contractor under the Road Asset Renewal Contract. SGN already had a road closure planned to conduct their own works, and KCC were keen to utilise this closure to minimise disruption to residents. With the planned works postponed by the existing contractor, KCC approached us to complete the project.
Client:Kent County Council
Our agile management team ensured our teams were able to continue working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional measures were put in place to protect our teams and ensure we could work within the government guidelines. We worked in conjunction with the SGN team, utilising the existing road closure to lay 300m² of binder surface course and 400m² of specialist high friction surface. We replaced the ironworks and complete the white lining. Work was originally planned to be conducted at night however, our client was keen to minimise the disruption to the public, so we conducted the works during the day.
A successful project, resulting in significant savings for our client as only one road closure was required. Daytime completion offered further savings, and with less traffic on the road due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the disruption to both residents and the travelling public was minimal. The use of high friction surface treatment has further enhanced the safety of the road.