A30 Improvement

Contract name:
A30 Temple to Higher Carblake Improvement

Main Contractor:
Kier Infrastructure & Overseas Ltd

Client:
Highways England / Cornwall Council

Commencement:
July 2015

Planned duration:
22 months

Subcontract value:
c. £1.5m

“The client’s agent and primary stakeholder stated how positive the influence of Forest on the project has been to date. Considering the importance of your element of work this is a significant statement.
Your understanding and response to the needs of the project and the stakeholders is very much appreciated by Kier and imperative for the success of the project as a whole. Such statements especially from the Key stakeholder are very pleasing for me personally, Kier and our Client.”
Jamie Bee – Project Manager, Kier

Description:
The scheme will dual the last section of single carriageway on the A30 between the M5 at Exeter and the Carland Cross junction with the A39 north of Truro (approx.4.5km). The improvements have been designed to ease congestion, increase the reliability of journeys and make it easier to travel across this busy part of the region.
Forest are providing all temporary traffic management – including design, supply, installation, maintenance and removal, including temporary vehicle barrier and road markings.

Our approach:
Following a period of detailed analysis of the tender information and dialogue with the client, we were able to produce a comprehensive submission which demonstrated a depth of understanding of the client’s construction methodology.

This led to the Subcontract award, at which point we mobilised a highly capable and experienced delivery team, and our key Subcontract partners.

Since mobilisation, we have played a key role in ensuring that all stakeholders
are kept informed of the traffic management plan. These stakeholders include representatives from Highways England, Cornwall Council, and the local police force.
This collaborative approach to the delivery of the scheme has resulted in positive feedback to date which we look forward to continuing and improving further.

Links:
http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/3639988/Scheme-Description.pdf

http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/a30-temple-to-higher-carblake-improvement/

http://www.kier-a30cornwall.co.uk/

“On 1 July 2015 my car broke down…I had no signal on my phone and would have been totally stranded if your men hadn’t been there. I will never forget these men who helped me and will forever be in their debt. These men are truly knights of the road and deserve a medal.

Could you please let them know that I am safely back home and say a big thank you to them from myself and my family.”
Member of the public

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