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Old January 24th, 2017, 12:37 PM   #4361
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Again those ridicules UK prices. A pricetag of around EUR 57-62 per km for a 2+2 motorway in open land just does'nt make sense.
Yep. I wonder if there has ever been a more expensive per km four lane scheme across countryside? I doubt even the Aussies could match this...

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Old January 24th, 2017, 05:05 PM   #4362
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The price tag makes me wonder if they are going to pave that scheme with gold.
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Old January 25th, 2017, 01:55 AM   #4363
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Brexit will only increase the cost of that A120-A12 scheme.
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Old January 25th, 2017, 02:00 AM   #4364
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in pounds but not Euros
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Old February 5th, 2017, 12:10 AM   #4365
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A couple of fly-through videos for grade separation schemes:





Both are due to start construction by Spring 2020.
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Old February 8th, 2017, 02:33 PM   #4366
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I think there was no opening of any new motorway or motorway-like road in 2016. However, a lot of openings have been planned for 2017. ...
A30 Temple to Higher Carblake will open this summer:

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/transport...nt/?page=33044

EDIT - But maybe you're not counting it as 'new' as it turns an existing two lane road with flat junctions into a grade-separated four lane road.

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Old February 9th, 2017, 01:44 AM   #4367
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A30 Temple to Higher Carblake will open this summer:

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/transport...nt/?page=33044

EDIT - But maybe you're not counting it as 'new' as it turns an existing two lane road with flat junctions into a grade-separated four lane road.
In Britain it must count as a "major scheme"
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Old February 10th, 2017, 03:04 PM   #4368
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In Britain it must count as a "major scheme"
It may not be a major scheme but it is a very important one, as it plugs the gap in the dual carriageway on what is a notorious bottleneck.

Sometimes these small schemes deliver major dividends out of all proportion to their size.
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Old February 11th, 2017, 08:15 PM   #4369
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The New Wear Crossing in Sunderland took a big step forward over the last couple of days, as the 1550 tonne, 105m high centrepiece was pulled into position.





The A-frame left Ghent, Belgium last month, and travelled across the North Sea by barge.



The four-lane cable-stayed bridge will be 336 metres long, and is due to open next year.



(Image credit: ITV News Tyne Tees/Sunderland City Council)
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Old February 11th, 2017, 08:42 PM   #4370
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I'd almost forgotten about that scheme!

Certainly, in my memory, I'd always seen it as a substantial, but nothing special, bridge. That looks impressive, especially as it is mostly about local traffic and accessing a regeneration area.
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Old February 15th, 2017, 05:02 PM   #4371
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Consultation on the A303 Sparkford to Ilchester scheme is now live. This will convert the existing two lane road into a four lane grade-separated road. There are two options with indicative junction designs:

Option 1 (AKA A2) is largely online and features two junctions:



Option 2 (AKA F1) is offline with one junction, with the existing A303 being retained:



Costs are £112m for option 1 and £101m for option 2, which is pretty reasonable for 5.5km of expressway compared to other recent UK schemes.

https://highwaysengland.citizenspace...-to-ilchester/
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Old February 15th, 2017, 06:25 PM   #4372
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I'm wondering why the scheme doesn't build the grade-separation at Podimore that provision exists for.
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Old February 18th, 2017, 02:41 PM   #4373
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Two aerial videos from Aberdeen Western Bypass construction:





And some aerial photography from October in this article:
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/...the-future2/4/

It is all a few months old but it is hard to find any recent updates.

It puzzles me how little people get excited about infrastructure upgrades in the UK. In Poland we have enthusiast cycling in -10C to take pictures on various sites, people just enjoy new things being build

Also two videos from the M8 M73 M74 works upgrading connection between Glasgow and Edinburgh





Taken together with electrification of railways between Glasgow and Edinburgh this project clearly shows that Scots are investing in proper transport infrastructure uniting their biggest cities and the whole central belt.
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Old February 20th, 2017, 05:30 PM   #4374
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Quite interesting BBC documentary about the A9 in Scotland:

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Old March 5th, 2017, 12:56 PM   #4375
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Old March 7th, 2017, 12:38 AM   #4376
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The A556 Knutsford to Bowdon improvement opened this morning. Southbound video from Discosteve:



Northbound video from Jeni:



The scheme provides 7km of new grade-separated dual carriageway between the M6 and M56, costing £192m. This includes reconstruction of the M56 interchange to provide freeflow, but the M6 junction remains a basic grade-separated roundabout (a separate scheme will make minor improvements there).
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Old March 8th, 2017, 10:10 AM   #4377
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Consultation on the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet opened a couple of days ago. This will provide a grade-separated four lane road to replace the substandard two lane A428. Construction is to start in 2020. There are three route options - orange (18.9km in length), purple (11.4km) and pink (11.4km):

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There are also three options for the key Black Cat interchange between the A428 and A1, which is at the west end of the scheme:



https://highwaysengland.citizenspace...caxton-gibbet/
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Old March 15th, 2017, 10:17 PM   #4378
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Consultation on the A55/A494/A548 Deeside Corridor improvement, in North Wales, has opened. There are two options - a blue option, which would widen the A55 and A494 to six lanes, and a red offline option.



A previous scheme to widen the A494 online was abandoned a few years ago after local protests, resulting in the seven lane plus hard shoulders section to the north narrowing abruptly at the River Dee, as shown below.



According to the consultation document, the offline option is £30m cheaper and would provide three times as much benefit, so the 'unfinished' bit is likely to stay like that.

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Old March 20th, 2017, 07:14 AM   #4379
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Dear Construction Professionals,

I am a Master’s student and I have created a survey questionnaire for my thesis.
As my questionnaire is about labour productivity in road projects, I am looking for professionals that have worked in such projects.

Is it possible for you to advise me where I can paste the link of my questionnaire for professionals to answer it. Can I paste it here?

If you think this post should be somewhere else, please tell me.

Thank you in advance for your time.
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Old March 20th, 2017, 07:13 PM   #4380
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Scotland ???
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