Osborne Deliver Efficiencies whilst Resurfacing Roads in Suffolk
The A14 Junction 40 to 43 near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is undergoing resurfacing works. A typical 9pm to 5am overnight shift sees approximately 280 tonnes of material being removed and laid.
Osborne, through collaboration with their supply chain partners, careful planning, material selection and optimizing resourcing, along with end-of-shift reviews, the team has delivered an average 560 tonnes per shift and, on at least two nights, has reached between 600 and 620 tonnes. In terms of distance, that is around 450 metres per night.
Osborne has also taken the opportunity to carry out additional slip road improvements within the existing traffic management, including high friction surfacing, street lighting and road marking renewals, creating further efficiency savings and reducing disruption to road users.
Osborne Programme Manager David Landeryou said: “This is a good demonstration of how we are delivering efficiencies. The careful planning of these works, utilising warm mix surfacing materials allows us to remove and replace 150mm of carriageway construction with geo-grid, without compromising safety or quality, enabling significant savings for our customer.”