BYPASS WITH A GREEN TWIST

Environmental considerations and sustainability are part of every new road scheme in the UK. This is illustrated by the new A10 Wadesmill bypass in Hertfordshire. The design and build contract was awarded to Fitzpatrick and Lafarge. In the same year that the scheme was started, the Highways Agency launched its new Biodiversity Action Plan to protect and encourage wildlife on its land and to increase tree planting. An effective cut and fill strategy was designed for the Wadesmill bypass to improve the screening of the road and reduce the noise impact. An innovative approach to on-site recycling reduced the amount of aggregates needed for the construction of the road sub-base. The bypass will have underpasses and culverts to allow animals and horse riders to cross underneath the road.

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    Alad Limited

    P.O. Box 135
    Sutton, Surrey  United Kingdom  SM2 7JP
  • Publication Date: 2003-3

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00961444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2003 12:00AM