This article gives an account of the design and construction of the Coventry Inner Ring Road which has recently been completed after 15 years of construction. After a general introduction the author discusses the design of the road with particular references to changes that have taken place over the period concerned. Reference is made to the six stages of construction the last of which began in 1971. This is followed by technical details of the construct on, the elevated carriageway having dual 24ft carriageways widening to four lanes for the weave lengths between interchanges. Decks are of prestressed concrete box beams transversely post-tensioned together where spans exceed 50ft. Shorter spans are of prestressed concrete, inverted tee beams filled with in situ concrete. Foundations are generally reinforced concrete bored piles founded on sandstone. The author includes some details of the construction procedure, of the retaining walls and abutments and of a number of the interchanges. Reference is made to the effort that has gone into landscape treatment of the ring road, the preservation of trees and the clearance of dilapidated surroundings to historic features. The article concludes with an account of the street lighting that has been installed in each stage of construction. A series of 15 photographs show features of the ring road. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hale, A
  • Publication Date: 1975-1-3

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  • Accession Number: 00125121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM