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Contractor’s work is good as gold on major road scheme

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selly oak artistic impressionMain Contractors Birse Civils have recently won a Considerate Constructors Gold Award for their work on Phase 2 of the Selly Oak New Road construction project – just being completed as part of a larger scheme to improve the A38 route through Selly Oak.

In the awards, the scheme was commended as: “Well presented throughout, and with excellent safety scores, this outstanding site proved a model of environmental care.”

This phase is a vital part of the overall new road construction scheme geared to regenerating the shopping centre of Selly Oak and the wider surrounding area.

The project is being carried out for Birmingham City Council.selly oak artistic impression

Works being carried out in July 2011 include: paving of a footpath at Bournbrook Road; traffic signals loop cutting near to Tesco Express; the installation of a pedestrian guardrail, paving and traffic signals work and the continuation of the new University of Birmingham wall at the Tesco Interchange; the continuation of plaza paving works at Grange Road and surfacing and general ground works, fencing and the continuation of lighting column installation from Grange Road to New Fosse Way.

Overall, the Phase 2 works include the construction of a new roundabout at the junction of Selly Oak New Road and Hospital Link Road to the west of the Birmingham and West Suburban Railway Line. From this roundabout, the new 10 metre wide single carriageway road will pass beneath the Birmingham and West Suburban Railway Line and the Birmingham and Worcester Canal. Two new bridges are being constructed to carry the railway and canal over the new road.

Running adjacent to, and north of Dale Road, the new road passes through former industrial land comprising the Binding Site, the Iron Mountain Storage Building and part of the vacant site owned by Victoria Hall Limited.

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