Updates A555, St Marys Way and Jct 1 roadworks

St Mary’s Way
 
Progress made during w/c 05.03.2018
St Mary’s Way/ Hall Street Junction
•         Continuation of installation of drainage and new traffic light and street lighting infrastructure
•         Continuation of site clearance and construction of central islands on St Mary’s Way (northern central island complete)
•         Continuation of installation of new gullies and leads to central islands on St Mary’s Way
•         Footway surfacing works
•         Removal of Right Turn Ban restriction into Spring Gardens on Sunday 11.03.18
 
St Mary’s Way/ Newbridge Lane Junction
•         Continuation of footway surfacing and landscaping planting
 
Look ahead for w/c 12.03.2018
St Mary’s Way/ Hall Street Junction
•         Continuation of installation of drainage and new traffic light and street lighting infrastructure
•         Completion of site clearance and construction of Southern central island on St Mary’s Way
•         Surfacing works to central island
•         Commencing works to the Western footways and channel lines on St Mary’s Way
 
St Mary’s Way/ Newbridge Lane Junction
•         Continuation of footway surfacing and landscaping planting
 
M60 Junction 1 (Hollywood Way)
 
Progress made during w/c 05.03.2018
•         Excavation and ground preparation works for retaining wall construction
•         Concrete to be laid
•         Demolition works
•         Completion of drainage installation
•         An exceptionally high level of congestion was experienced during the evening peak period on Tuesday.  We engaged with Transport for Greater Manchester’s Urban Traffic Control (TfGM UTC) at the time and asked them to actively control the traffic signals to manage the situation.  Despite this, significant delays were experienced.  The traffic management on the Pyramid roundabout, which is currently in place to provide a safety zone between the works area and live highway, will be removed this weekend by pulling back the barriers (still maintaining a safety barrier to the work site) to open it back up to 2 lanes of traffic and the partial westbound lane closure on the roundabout will be removed.
 
Look ahead for w/c 12.03.2018
•         Demolition and excavation works
•         Concrete to be laid
•         Lane 1 closure on Yew Street in place from 2.01.18 for a period of c. 6 months
•         Lane 1 closure of Hollywood Way on northbound approach to M60 junction 1 roundabout from 10.02 for a period of 4 weeks  (off peak only, as and when required )
•         No intrusive traffic management will be in place on the Pyramid Roundabout
 
A555 Drainage Repair

 
Progress made during w/c 05.03.2018
•         Sheet pile installation complete
•         Dig to first frame level (approx. 2m below ground level) complete
•         First frame installed (frames installed to support excavation)
•         Dig to second frame level (approx. 4m below ground level) continuing
•         Delivery of new hydrobrake chamber
 
 Look ahead for w/c 12.03.2018
•         Second frame installation
•         Completion of dig (approx. 5m below ground level)
•         Removal of existing damaged infrastructure
•         Preparation for new infrastructure
 
Note: During the piling works further settlement of the carriageway was noted around the western chamber of the attenuation tank. We are proposing to undertake some exploratory works to establish the cause of the settlement. Once a conclusion has been reached we will conduct the necessary remedial works. This work was not identified in the original scope of works we are currently working with the contractor to understand the implications for these additional works on the programme. Further details will follow once the outcome of the exploratory works have been determined.