M62 Managed Motorway Project, Highways Agency

This M62 Highways Agency project is the installation of a managed motorway between junctions 25 and 30 of the M62. The project is 25 miles long and involves the utilisation of modern technology to improve the flow of traffic, the construction of emergency refuges and steel gantries over the motorway and the reconstruction of the hard shoulder.

A managed motorway is a method of increasing capacity on the motorway at peak times using the hard shoulder. It is a cheaper alternative to building additional lanes and uses sensors in the road surface to detect the speed and density of traffic. When these parameters meet pre-determined criteria the technology checks that the hard shoulder is free of obstructions using specialist cameras, the speed limit is reduced and enforced by Highways Agency Digital Enforcement Camera System (HADECS)

The project is part of a programme of proposed managed motorways which are being undertaken by a limited number of delivery partners and contractors. Faithful+Gould is part of this team providing quantity surveying services to the Highways Agency Project Manager over a two year construction period.

As with any roads project safety is one of the biggest challenges and principle considerations. Our seconded team is collaborating with our delivery partners to ensure there are no compromises in safety during the works. The M62 is one of the busiest motorways in the country; however the motorway will be kept open throughout the project subject to a speed restriction. The project is the first to use the latest managed motorway technology. This is a re-engineered version of the original control system using developing technology which is being tested on this project

The project is currently ongoing with our seconded staff providing quantity surveying services. 

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