Romsey Road Bridge Removal and Early Opening of the M27

Over the weekend, Osborne and its supply chain completed the demolition of Romsey Road bridge in Hampshire. The M27 was closed on Friday evening and re-opened to motorists 6.5 hours early, this morning.

See how the structure was removed here:

Andrew Winson Regional ITS Manager at Highways England commented;

“Thank you and congratulations for your tremendous success at Romsey Road this weekend. I know many of you are having a well-deserved rest day, so I want this message to be waiting for you in your inboxes.

There were no accidents, which as you know is key for us at Highways England and we’ve made safety the top priority for us at Romsey. You reopened 6.5 hours early, which is a phenomenal achievement, given the number and complexity of things that had to be done. Opening on time for the morning peak is so important for our customers and you delivered ahead of time. And you’ve delivered the demolition of the defective bridge, which is of vital importance to Highways England as an asset owner. It was great to be with both the day shift and the night shift and see you working round the clock to get the job done. The demolition work itself was even more interesting than what I told South Today viewers it would be. Thanks to Osborne, its supply chain and Kier for working together so well.

Thanks also for working together to allow a wide range of other tasks to be completed: routine maintenance, structural inspections, CCTV work and barrier repairs. You know how important optimising the closure is for Highways England and this has been another impressive demonstration of that. My thanks to all involved – please thank your supply chains too.

It’s been a hat-trick of successful weekend closures on Romsey Road. Our senior leaders join me in thanking and praising you for this fabulous result – you are the toast of the town. Well done to all.”

Watch what happened here:

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