Pell Frischmann is thrilled to announce that the Sowerby Gateway Junction Improvement Project has won the Yorkshire & the Humber John Smeaton Best Large Highways & Transportation Project Award by The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT). This award recognises the best large project valued over £1M.
Pell Frischmann, in a joint venture with Capita, has been appointed to deliver the detailed design and site supervision for the M6 Junction 10 upgrade for Highways England – working for contractor John Sisk & Son.
This £78M upgrade will create two new viaducts to address the poor conditions of the existing bridges and widen the circulatory carriageway to reduce congestion at the interchange. The scheme will also improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians using the junction by providing an accessible and integrated network.
The project is also intended to enhance the environment within the area, not only through the reduction of air pollution by alleviating congestion, but by minimising the land take used in the scheme and the incorporation of detailed environmental assessments and mitigation measures on the project. Additionally, working with our sister company 4way Consulting, our design of traffic controls and development to the motorway communications system will improve user satisfaction and safety for vehicles travelling through junction 10.
The M6 Junction 10 improvement scheme seeks not only to ensure the safety of Highways England’s customers, but also to encourage economic growth. By increasing the capacity and resilience of the junction, the scheme will support an expected 4,000 new jobs by attracting new business and developments into the enterprise zones served by the junction.
As design work progresses at Pell Frischmann and Highways England continue to follow safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Pell Frischmann looks forward to working with our client and partners to provide a safe and maintainable network.
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