At LMS Highways we proudly offer a variety of Highway repair services across the UK, most frequently delivering concrete repairs, specialist surfacing and various line marking. Recently we’ve experienced an increasing demand for ironwork repairs.
Over the past few months our crews have been delivering urgent ironwork repairs along main trunk roads throughout the UK. Working overnight within a road or lane closure the team will remove, re-bed and reinstall the ironwork using a specialist mastic material which is designed to withstand heavy trafficking and provide a long service life.
Throughout the lockdown, LMS Highways crews have continued to deliver essential works to keep the countries roads and infrastructure fit for purpose. Repairing failing manhole covers is one example of the key services that LMS Highways provides.
Manholes and gullies are often the weak point in a carriageway or trunk road and with the UK’s ever greater traffic flows some ironworks are being subject to loads which they were often not designed to cope with or they have simply reached the end of their lifespan.
This work, is a typical example of how LMS Civil Solutions with their knowledge and experience are able to excel and impress in very difficult conditions.
The initial phase of constructing the ring beam and pouring the concrete would normally be allocated 8 weeks for completion. However, for various reasons prior to LMS’s engagement in the project, the team were left with just 3 weeks to complete the initial phase to stay within the challenging programme.
In order to achieve this, LMS’s Paul Burton has been working closely with all and has been playing an important role in the overall project management. He told us:
“The difficulties with the reduced time frame meant that we’ve not only had to work in a reduced operating space along with the other team who are busy assembling the structure, but we’ve also had to ensure that we’re not causing any disruption to the 24/7 operations of this busy network hub. The very hot weather towards the end of this phase has created additional challenges”.