CAN Geotechnical Ltd has been awarded the contract to undertake a programme of slope stabilisation works on a section of the A13 for Kier, who is delivering on behalf of Thurrock Council.
Specifically, CAN will undertake slope stabilisation works to the Orsett Cock interchange, linking the A128 and A1013 to the A13 dual carriageway, which will be upgraded with replacement of the four existing overbridges; with restricted land available, the existing on and off slip road embankments on the East side of the interchange will require steepening to create space for a third lane in each direction. CAN will undertake slope stabilisation works to the over steepened slopes, including the installation of 1750no. soil nails and a slope facing system.
The £700,000 contract forms part of a planned £20billion investment in the Thurrock area, with the A13 Road Widening Project having been identified as a strategic transport route to support, designed to bring additional capacity to an already overburdened road system. When complete, the additional road capacity will assist in realising the growth potential of the region.
CAN will commence work during Autumn 2019, spread across three visits to the site, before completing the project mid-2020.