Adman were appointed by Energia to undertake extensive upgrades to the Aghnagar Road to facilitate the delivery of materials and wind turbines to the site.
The project required the realignment, widening and strengthening of approx. 1.5 km of public road with associated works including:
- Realignment of telephone poles
- Drainage and gully diversions
- Stockproof fencing and gates
- Excavation, trimming, soiling and seeding of embankments
- Excavation to edges of existing carriageway and replacement with up to 1m deep of engineered (geogrids, geotextiles) stone filling. Steel “roadmesh” reinforcement was then laid across the existing and widened carriageway and finished with bitumen macadam regulating course, base course and wearing course to achieve a 4.5 metre wide carriageway
- White lining and signage installation
- Widening and extension of an existing Stone Arch bridge with a new 2m diameter x 12m long precast concrete culvert complete with precast headwall and in-situ concrete transition section. This element of the works involved over pumping of the existing watercourse and the implementation of strict environmental protection measures to ensure non-pollution of watercourse (including silt fencing, and water filtration systems). A robust regime of monitoring, sampling and testing of the watercourse was also required throughout the construction phase to comply with planning and environmental conditions
All works were designed and delivered to comply with Planning, Transport and Construction traffic loadings, Transport NI standards, a “Schedule 6 application” and landowner restrictions.