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.
During these challenging and uncertain times, one message from the UK Government is clear – Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives.
Maintaining a safe and usable highway network is crucial to ensure our key workers can continue travelling to places of work and essential deliveries can be made throughout the country to those in need. To guarantee this remains possible, LMS Highways crews are working across the country providing operationally essential road repairs. Most recently working for A-one+ Area-4 delivering major motorway repairs on the M20 Junction 8 – 9 which included several full depth, rapid concrete bay replacements all whilst complying with the construction leadership council’s guidelines for COVID-19.
Back in May a light aircraft came down onto the A40 dual carriageway near Abergavenny, Wales. The occupants escaped moments before a fire took hold of the plane. As a result, the concrete carriageway suffered severe damage and required full bay replacement, joint sealing and new road markings.
At LMS Highways we pride ourselves on delivering package works like these which benefit customers with increased accountability, single point of contact and often providing 10-15% savings.
The LMS Highways project team have been busy refurbishing sections of an urban concrete road in Kent. Works included new kerbing, concrete bay replacements, white lining and joint sealing which perfectly demonstrates the company’s unique ability to deliver a wide range of services under one point of accountability. The recent run of hot weather has proven challenging but didn’t stop the team from finishing 3 days ahead of schedule.
LMS Highways working on behalf of Coupe Line recently visited Associated British Ports, Southampton, to provide Fill & Overband Crack Repair to their damaged port access road.
Before AB Ports could have the excessively damaged access road re-surfaced, any crack deeper than 3mm required Joint Sealing to ensure a successful finish on the new road surface.
M20 Concrete Carriageway Repairs- LMS provide tailor made and cost-effective solutions
With the UK facing Brexit uncertainty, Highways England identified the M20 as a key strategic corridor and gateway to Europe. They turned to A-One+ and LMS Highways to find a cost effective and timely solution to repair deteriorating sections of the existing concrete carriageway.
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.
Applying our motorway and trunk road concrete bay replacement process into an urban environment.
The LMS team have been working for a main contractor customer in Kent, with the aim of applying their highly successful concrete bay replacement service into a residential and urban setting.
Just under 2 years ago, the Directors of LMS Highways started to investigate wider opportunities available as a natural extension of their popular and respected highway repair solutions.
Six months later, the company launched LMS Civil Solutions. Enlisting the services of industry-veteran and self-described ‘concrete-nerd’ Paul Burton, ‘Nobby’.
Since the launch at the beginning of 2016, the company has undertaken work across several diverse projects, some of these being standalone civils projects and others were a natural partnership between LMS Highways and LMS Civil Solutions offering ‘kerb to kerb’ highways packages. All having great customer satisfaction in common.