Osborne Begins Work at Apsley, Hertfordshire

Osborne has begun work to build a bridge over a railway line, in Apsley in Hertfordshire.
The scheme will remove a potential traffic bottleneck on Featherbed Lane. Osborne started working on this project back in 2004, helping Bloor Homes develop an innovative method for building a new bridge over the London to Birmingham West Coast Mainline Railway in a very difficult location. The recession of 2008 hit and work was delayed before Bovis Homes acquired the land.

Persevering with the work, the team continued to support their customer on the design work and got the go ahead earlier this year to begin the physical construction work. The team are currently working to establish the set up of the full site compound and are preparing the existing chalk embankment to form both temporary diversion road and the future road alignment.

During August the team will then move on to the next stage of the work, including the construction of a sewer diversion and of a storm water drain, whilst continuing the new road construction.
Through working closely with our customer and understanding the concerns of the Manor Estate Residents the team have developed a construction sequence which will prevent road closures during the work and minimise effect on the community.

The new bridge and road has been carefully planned and designed to ease current congestion, improve safety and provide future capacity for the estate as it becomes populated.

Osborne’s bridge and road works are due to be completed by Spring 2018.