Working recently on the M23 northbound near Gatwick Airport. LMS Highways’ concrete bay removal process was put to the test.

The scheme was completed over 4 weekends with partial and full overnight closures resulting in minimised disruption.

Our video shows how the team removed a total of 1,200 tonnes (400 linear metres of concrete) over one weekend.

  • Night 1; this was a partial closure which involved a major saw cutting exercise to allow the concrete to be lifted in large sections.
  • Night 2; was a full closure for safety reasons, enabling the team to perform the lift using our innovative bucket equipment.

Maintaining the integrity of the schedule was vital due to a new asphalt surface being installed shortly after the lifting was complete.